Finnex TH Deluxe Titanium Heating Element with Plastic Guard
Titanium heating tubes are virtually unbreakable, and corrosion resistant allowing the use in salt or freshwater aquariums. The titanium housing will resist damage a traditional heater would normally encounter while also providing another level of protection with the use of a plastic guard which helps keep other pieces of equipment and livestock from coming in direct contact with the heating tube.
The Finnex TH series of heating tubes do not come with any type of temperature control. We suggest an external heater controller like the Finnex HC-820M or Finnex HC-810M for saltwater systems, or the InkBird WiFi Controller for all systems. Any temperature control device will work, the heaters only require a grounded outlet to plug into.
Three Sizes Available:
- 300W Deluxe – 40-80 Gallon tanks
- 500W Deluxe – 70-130 Gallon tanks
- 800W Deluxe – 140-265 Gallon tanks
Quick Compare - Finnex Deluxe Titanium Heating Tubes
|Model||Amperage @ 115V||Recommended Tank Size (Gallons)||Powder Cord to Wall||Heating Tube|
|TH-300 300W||2.7 A||40-80||4 ft||10"|
|TH-500 500W||4.5 A||70-130||4 ft||14"|
|TH-800 800W||9 A||140-265||4 ft||16.5"|
- Resists corrosion
- Virtually unbreakable
- Fast heating
- Requires heating controller to operate
*Note: This is a heating element only. Requires Separate Temperature Controller
ATTENTION APEX USERS: Note, if pairing our controlled heater series with an Apex controller, users must set the Finnex controller at their desired temperature and the Apex a degree higher for secondary protection. This is to avoid damaging power spikes and unneeded relay stress on both the Finnex controller and Apex power bar components.
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The outside diameter of the plastic guard is 1.13 inches.
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I'd say a contributing factor is that the manufacturer says to lay them on the bottom horizontally...it is in this position that it's close to whatever I have on the bottom, which may not help. Must these be horizontal on the bottom?
This crusty buildup you describe sounds like a precipitate which often does form around heaters. Due to the direct proximity to the heater, particularly at the point where it is near the bottom, this increases precipitation of the minerals in the saltwater, and this can often be seen on other heater types as well. To remove this, a 50/50 mix of white vinegar in a bath for 30-60 minutes will generally dissolve the buildup and allow you to get it cleaned up and back in like-new condition!
The Titanium Heating Tubes do not actually have any status indicator on the heaters or the electrical cord. If you wanted to have an indicator light, you could share the outlet that the heater is plugged into with a small LED light to indicate that it is on.
Two of the 300 watt heaters will work great on a 150 gallon tank at the minimum wattage for heaters. Controlling with the apex will help the heaters to run at the correct temperature. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
You can plug the heater into outlet 4 or 8 for perfect control. The temp probe can be assigned to the outlet and turn the heater on and off. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
When used in conjunction with a temp controller or aquarium controller this will work great! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
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