Failed heater By Philip on 6/26/12
Philip wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The heater worked for about 6 months then failed with the same symptoms as some of the other unfavorable reviews. The readout shows 88.9 degrees even though the actual temperature is about 75 degrees. The calibration feature no longer works. I wish that I had read through these reviews before I made this purchase!
FAIL By chad on 6/22/12
chad wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
6 months into use, thermometer probe failed. Terribly common problem searching forums. Digital readout was 15 degrees off from actual temp.....JBJ no help at all. Will never buy another of their products, complete jerks about answering questions.
worst experience in 7 years of the hobby.
No magnets By David on 4/5/12
David wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Just received a 500 watt and contrary to the advertisement and photos on this site, the heater and probe mounts are suction cups. I feel lied to and ripped off. Waiting for a response to resolve with BRS
Do not buy By mholzapfel on 3/15/12
mholzapfel wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
After running two 300 watt unit for a year both have failed. Sent an email to JBJ to see what they have to say. Both unit show temp 87 but the water was in the low 70's. Save you tank and do not buy this heater. Changed the parts around same issue.
SAVE YOUR TANK and DO NOT BUY THIS.
Bad Product! By Darian on 3/7/12
Darian wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Worked for about 5 month and took a dump on me yesterday!!!! its reading 89 degrees when its actually at 74...beware!!
Worth the extra cash By JOEL on 1/29/12
JOEL would recommend this product to a friend
Love that this heater has a temperature probe that you can locate 5 feet from the heater for a more accurate reading of your tanks temperature.
1 out of three heaters fail By woodapple on 1/12/12
woodapple wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have three of the heaters and the one on the main display is the one that fails of course. I do not have a system that will alarm if teh temp fails so I was putting too much faith in the unit. Recommend you get a contorler with an alarm. It did work for 1 year.... Now I am getting DA reef keeper.....
Heater By Eric on 11/29/11
Eric would recommend this product to a friend
Ive been running this unit for over 6 months and have had no problems with it. Overall for me its been a reliable affordable unit.
Good product, room for improvement By Bud on 8/17/11
Bud would recommend this product to a friend
Great product, works well, vast improvement over glass heaters with suction cups with totally suck.
Some things I would have improved on: The sleeve tends to trap waste. Not much way around this. Also I think I'm going to break the thing whenever I try to take it apart, snaps together weird, and if you slide it off the rubber cap on the end of the heater pops off (not siliconed on well) but doesn't affect function. I also wish it had an adjustable range setting instead of +/- 1F. Yeah it doesn't cycle on and off a lot, but I would prefer to see a tighter range option. It's just programming, I don't know why they didn't do that.
Great Aquarium Heater By Shannon on 8/4/11
Shannon would recommend this product to a friend
These heaters are reliable and built to last. I have yet to have a problem with the design. While they are pricy they are well worth it in the long run. Can't tell you how many others I've been through.
Thermometer By Bill on 6/19/11
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
Got the 300 watt and love it. The magnet attachments were a no brainer.
lasted 4 weeks By Steven on 6/9/11
Steven wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
great idea if it would last. I have had mine for 4 weeks now. Stuck my hand in the sump to change a sock and got zapped. I quickly unplugged my profilux to shut down everything and started checking each device one by one. The heater. I checked warranty card to see you only have 14 days to fill out. live and learn. Save your money.