01-13-2012, 01:35 AM
Join Date: Jan 2012
| | Re: Don't Buy Marineland Products
Originally Posted by anubias6439
first off, Wahhhhhhhhh! Boo hoo.
Telling someone not to buy marineland products because they are crappy is like saying Ford or Honda makes crappy cars and you shouldnt buy them, Everybody has their own experiences and EVERYbody has at least one bad customer service representitive.
Love there Emperor bio wheel filters. I have had one running for 9 years without a single problem. Bought some recently for other tanks, no problems either besides the breaking in period for the bio wheel spashing water onto the glass canopy for a month.
As for the stealth heaters, I found out the hard way with one, lost quite a few fish in a tank. Oh well, life happens. Switched it out for my favorite heater, the ebo jager. I have also had one of these ebo jagers for 9 years and it has been very trustworthy. I will probably not buy a stealth heater anytime soon or not at all but that doesnt mean i am going to bash and throw a tantrum about the whole company.
I somewhat agree, though I think marineland deserves to be bashed. They built themselves a reputation and as soon as enough people began associating their brand with a degree of quality switched their manufacturing process. The stealth heaters in particular illustrate this. They built a reputation using italian manufacturers, then decided to move the manufacture to china. This lead to the exploding heater situation. Yet they persist with moving from reputable manufacturers to cheaper manufacturers. If the supplier has no loyalty to its manufacturers how can they expect their customers to have a loyalty to them? Marineland used to supply quality products at quality prices, but now expect their customers to pay quality prices for discount products. I say demand quality products and ignore brand name since they expect loyalty to work in one direction.