Impressed! By Philip on 11/14/2010
Philip would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered this for my 100 gal tank. My last heater failed and cooked everything. I looked all over for a new monitored heater and found this one. I liked the idea it was held in place with magnets. The heater has a protective cover to keep it from getting damaged...I liked that. The monitoring part is well made and I like I can calibrate it.
I installed it. Set the temp and watched it closely and it does exactly what it says it does. Keeps the temp exactly where you set it. No fussing with this one. I really like this unit.
best heater By joe on 10/28/2010
joe would recommend this product to a friend
this is by far the best heater on the market. the cadillac of heaters. it has a seperate temperature probe that goes before the heater in your sump so it doesn't get affected and give a false temp. reading.
it's so easy to use. just plug it in. calibrate to your thermometre, set the low limit and let it do its thing.
A good heater in a really fancy box By JJ12680 on 10/27/2010
JJ12680 would recommend this product to a friend
I use the JBJ True Temp 300 watt heater on my tank and so far (3 months) I'm happy with it's performance. Probably the best thing is the magnetic holders because you never have to worry about it unsticking like suction cups. I also like the fact you can move it around without having to actually put your hand in the water. One thing that does bother me about this heater though, is the box it comes in. You'd think a Cadillac was inside. I still have it sitting around because it's too pretty to throw out. My gripe with this is, why don't they send it in a "normal" box so more of my money can go into the heater's materials. Obviously this observation has nothing to do with the performance of the heater just be prepared to have a pretty useless (pun intended) box around.
Finally By Frank S. on 8/29/2010
Frank S. would recommend this product to a friend
I am seriously sick of all the piece of sh*t heaters in this hobby. I have tried every brand there is and one thing that has never failed me was finnex heaters without built in controllers hooked up to a Ranco Temperature Controller. Every single other brand has died on me , once heating the tank to 90 something which killed the entire tank.
I have only used the JBJ true temp for 6 months but it seems to be of the same quality of the ranco at a cheaper price and I am happy so far. Magnet holders on the heater itself are kind of cheap but work a 1,000 times better then the stupid suction cups most companies use.