Water Changes

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  1. Dirk B
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    Mo,

    Can I ask you to check on the label of those heaters where they are made nowadays. What I am getting at is that they are not made in Germany any more, most likely in China, and have now reached the point where they are just about the same quality as anything from elsewhere.

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    Most things get made in china now, the factories move there because it is cheaper and labour is dime a dozen and not so much overhead. Even this HP laptop I am typing on even though it states it was made in the USA.
     
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    I am with larch, most things are made in china, but I am sure the companies have some sort of quality control, and companies like eheim probably have some higher quality standards than let's say resun for example, so their heater will still be better quality.
     
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    Knowing the Germans well, I would say that that is highly unlikely. They would do frequent quality audits as they do here in SA with the motor industry.

    Maybe the Chinese may drop a few stitches but that wouldn't go unnoticed by the Germans.
     
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    Made in Germany
     
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    OK, I am glad to see that it is still manufactured in Germany. I actually prefer to have more heaters of lower wattage, and would prefer to have two 150W heaters as opposed to one 300 W heater, because if the thermostat of a 300 W heater gets stuck it can boil your tank and your fishes, whilst if you have two 150W heaters you have the same capacity but if one gets stuck it cannot overheat the tank in a few hours, perhaps just the time that you are not at home to monitor this. Just my thoughts......

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    Greystoke you would be surprised, it is much cheaper them having a manufacturing base in China and having them construct the parts and then ship it back. China's labour is extremely cheap and they have almost not overhead so the companies make more profit like that. Also they have become the worlds largest manufacturer surpassing the USA:

    Via: http://en.mercopress.com/2011/03/15/china-became-world-s-top-manufacturing-nation-ending-110-year-us-leadership
     
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    These are for heating my water for WC's Dirk. I have 3 more Eheim 250's to be safe from overheating. When u shouted at me yesterday I got such a fright I ran out and bought these today haha. 300W heaters will heat up my new water in the buckets much quicker than a 150 and if it gets stuck it's just water in a bucket. No harm done
     
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    Mastermamo.. Waiting 2 c those fisheis at Andrew u said you where going 2 take some photos of??
     
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    Didnt get to go cos I was busy but going in the next few days and will take pics. U can call me Mo
     
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    Also, if one fails the other other one greatly slows the rate of cooling, and that can be enough to save your fish too.
     

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