In-line heater integrated into the hose of the external aquarium filter, removing the need for a heater INSIDE an Aquarium
Easy installation: cut through the hose from the external filter that feeds the water back into the aquarium, insert the external heater in between, insert the plug and set the water temperature you want
This integration in the filter circuit ensures a very even distribution of the water temperature with an accuracy of +/- 0.5 °C in the aquarium
LED display of the current and desired temperature. Interchangeable hose connections for 12/16, 16/22, and 19/25 mm with hose locks. Total length: 30.5 cm
Package contents: 1 in-line heater 500 W for aquariums from 160-600 l (100-150 cm) with hose connections for 12/16, 16/22 and 19/25 mm and cleaning brush
External heater for freshwater aquariums from 160 to 600 l
Most aquarium fish come from tropical waters and need water temperatures between 22 and 30 °C. In community aquariums with fish/invertebrates from different regions, a water temperature of 24-26 °C has shown to be effective. 30 °C is only suitable for some fish breeding (e.g. discus fish). Many shrimp species come from cooler waters and do not tolerate temperatures of 25-30°C.
The water temperature should be set with a "regulated heater" which regulates the temperature automatically. For this purpose, there are rod-shaped heaters which are fixed in the aquarium (JBL ProTemp s) in various wattages and external heaters/in-line heaters which are integrated in the water-returning hose of an external filter (JBL ProTemp e) in two wattages. The advantage of external heaters is that it is one less product to be placed INSIDE the aquarium and the distribution of heat in the aquarium is more even. In addition, the digital display of the external heater always clearly shows the current water temperature.
Undergravel heating is NOT used to set the water temperature. An undergravel heating cable ensures a better flow of water through the substrate of the aquarium, as the heated water at the heating cable rises and colder water flows into the areas between the heating cables. Thus nutrients are flushed to the plant roots and ensure optimal plant growth. Undergravel heating cables must always be supplemented by a "main heater" (JBL ProTemp s or e).