Broke in less than a month By Cincinnati Reefer on 4/16/2015
Cincinnati Reefer wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this heater and it lasted about three weeks. Unfortunately I owned it for too long before I actually tried it to return it. I would not buy this heater.
ok heater By matthew on 8/23/2014
matthew wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have ran this heater for a long time at least 3 years I will only run with a renco controller powering it
Terrible Heater! By Damian on 3/6/2014
Damian wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Have had this heater running less then a year and the temperature probe just fell apart where the wire goes into it giving a false high reading on the controller. Cheap construction. Would not recommend this for any tank.
Find another heater By reefer on 12/20/2013
reefer wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Do not buy this product. All of the negative reviews. You should be prepared for. I do want to say a good thing however. Its a really neat set up. I was really excited about it at first. I was so happy to have a heater with a separate controller to AVOID OVER HEATING. NO! First of all. I was ok with the 2°constant swings because the features gave me a piece of mind. My 1000watt heater got stuck in the on position. And the digital controller said it was turned off. Nope. Luckily I have an apex tank controller and it shut the pos off after a 3° climb saving my expensive reef! Now my $500 controller is turning the heater on and off. Im about to put a $60 petsmart heater in its place because I don't trust it to continue heating. To make things worse I cant get ahold of jbj. They wont return my calls or emails.
works for me By Russell on 11/23/2013
Russell would recommend this product to a friend
I have had this heater for along time never had any problems i have the 500watt on a 200 gal plus reef tank
Complete crap By John on 9/29/2013
John wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Had this unit for 2 weeks it wiped out my tank 120 gal tank over night called jbj and ended up with the worst custermer service ever I've had better conversations with telemarketers than these people
seems good to me By Shaun on 5/6/2013
Shaun would recommend this product to a friend
I think the cobtroller and heater work great. I havent found one I like any better.
What a hassel! By dajesso on 4/11/2013
dajesso wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought this kit. The heater indicator light did come on to indicate heating. JBJ sent me a replacement controller. This one did not work either. They sent me three of these where the heat indicator light did not come on. Finally they sent me one and the power did not even come on. So I sent this one back. They finally sent one that worked in full. The forth or fifth one they sent worked. I lost count. One thing for sure they stand behind the product but how they can send so many that did not work is beyond me.
Terrible product, lasts just past warranty then breaks 3X! By CompletelyHonest on 1/9/2013
CompletelyHonest wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have owned 3 1000 watt titanium JBJ (Just Buy Junk) heaters and all have quit working right at the end of the warranty period. Both times the extreme temperature drop wiped out my 120 gallon SPS tank with some very expensive rare acro colonies. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone. The controller seems to last but the heating unit is JBJunk. Overpriced for a pretty package, instead they should have spent the extra money on R&D or better manufacturing.
Must be replaced yearly By Carlo on 11/11/2012
Carlo wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This heater breaks every year either the heating element gives out or the digital display. Company (JBJ) does not stand behind the product once they replace it. I know its tempting to buy but trust me, its unreliable. I baby my equipment too.