Accurate but dumb By Blake on 5/9/2017
Blake wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
So... if you're looking for accuracy, then you'd be hard pressed to find a better heater. However, my 300w heater requires two linked units, dumb, it also uses the loudest switch this side of the Mississippi to turn on and off (per unit!), dumb, it leaches so much voltage that my Neptune apex jumps a full number (34.5-35.5) of conductivity when it switches, dumb!
I love this heater By Robert on 5/3/2017
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
I have 3 of them all different sizes in different size tanks I haven't had any problems everybody is talking shit about the 200 watt. I cant even find a 200 watt in the neotherm model I don't know what they are talking about
No issues (YET) By Randall on 4/15/2017
Randall would recommend this product to a friend
Been running for a few weeks now and so far all is OK.
Heater Stuck on High By Patrick on 3/15/2017
Patrick wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Yesterday I had a very brief power outage. Later on that evening I noticed my Neo-Therm had the most right Red LED was lit. Also the tanks temperature was at 94 degrees. I immediately unplugged the heater and used a backup. I believe I was lucky based on the forums and reviews I’m seeing on line many have not caught it in time and had much more disastrous results. I have another 100 watt from them but I’m not going to use it. It’s too bad because the features, slim design and appealing look are a great selling point. But it’s not worth the risk after seeing the stories of the heaters blowing up, cracking, shocking people and burning up I can’t take the chance. One of the selling features I was sold on was that it less likely to fail in the on position. From the amount of instances online apparently that’s not true.
150w By willy on 1/11/2017
willy would recommend this product to a friend
150watt working great no issues
Started out great.... By Adam on 4/15/2016
Adam wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
So like everyone else I loved this heater for it's sleek design and ease of use. I bought my heater as a reef package with my aquarium back in May of 2014 and it's worked like a champ. Well it worked well until last week when it tried to cook my entire system. I caught it early enough that the heater didn't melt like some other people have stated. My aquarium was heated up to 92 degrees when i caught the issue and did lose some livestock. Since the issue was caught before it got well out of hand, I was able to save most of the fish and coral.
Well, all heaters will fail at some point so it would be a good idea to invest in a external controller as a safeguard. For the price I would of expected it to work longer and not fail in the ON position. Just expected more from this brand.
Problem heater By sailfin777 on 3/11/2016
sailfin777 wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
many people that I know in the hobby say that the heater is prone to cracking and causing a fire. They'd have switched to the eheim model heater which are cheaper. I have removed all my cobalt heaters and replaced them with the eheim models.
Unreliable By Bret on 3/1/2016
Bret wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have owned 5 of them in the past few years. Three of the five have burnt up and smoked out my fish room with the smell of melting plastic. Just not reliable.
works great By Ruben on 1/11/2016
Ruben would recommend this product to a friend
the fact that i can get this in my ac70 refugium and not in my display makes it worth it plus haven't had any issues with it
shocks you By james on 1/1/2016
james wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
this heater for some reason shocks me, i use it in my mixing tank