Not so great By Robert on 10/19/2014
Robert wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I liked the idea of this heater. I could control it with my reefkeeper and liked the idea that it wasn't glass, felt like it was safer. I was upgrading my tank to a larger tank and started unplugging things one at a time. I removed my grounding probe and my next reach into the tank came with a shock. I removed each piece of equipment one at a time to find out what it was and narrowed it down to my 500w Finnex Deluxe Heater. I contact Finnex as it was their warranty issue, not BRS's and they asked if the cord was damaged, it was not. They told me "it is grounded, that's why the cord has three prongs"....really? Even if the ground helps alleviate the problem, that is still stray voltage, I don't care how you look at it. Their solution was to offer me a discount on another heater so that I can shock myself again in a few months.
AWESOME By Jeremy on 10/13/2014
Jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
I love this heater, its smaller then other heaters ive used and is way quicker to heat up. Hooked it up to my controller and it performs so well I'll never look back.
Packaging was funny as it was mis-spelt "Unbeakable" but that just means they focus on their product and not the box.
First Impressions By Ben on 10/4/2014
Ben would recommend this product to a friend
I bought the 800w heater for a 180g frag system I am building. Now I haven't had a chance to even plug this thing in yet, but wow. This heater is a work of art. It is heavy, obviously quality construction, and it just looks impressive. I'll follow up after a few months of use.
Love these heaters! By Reefgeek on 9/16/2014
Reefgeek would recommend this product to a friend
Been using titanium heating tubes for as long as i can remember reefing. Have never had a problem, just make sure to hook it up to a reliable controller (cough cough..Apex). I have two 500W on my 300G and could not be happier.
This heater works get but fails after 4 months By Robert on 8/12/2014
Robert wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the 500w heater and after 4 1/2 months it started to shock me when I put my hand in the tank I got ahold of finnex and they told be if the damage was due to water I would have to pay for the repair and the shipping back to me. on top of paying to ship it to them . I thought Heaters were to go in water. will never buy again
Bought two. Both SHOCKED me right from the box. By John on 7/20/2014
John wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought two of these for my 220 gal reef build.
upon putting them in my sump and plugging them in. BOTH leaked current badly. Putting my hand in the water to move them in the sump and I could feel the current in the water. touching each one gave me a very nice shock.
Total chinese junk. If this is how bad their quality control is, they dont need to be selling merchandise to the public.
Great, Quick Heater By Brittany on 5/14/2014
Brittany would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the 800W version of this heater for my 210 gallon tank. The heater works very fast and keeps the temperature stable. I have it hooked up to my Apex Controller. I think it is a great heater for the price.
BUYER BEWARE!!! By Jon on 3/25/2014
Jon wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the 500w heater to use with my apex system in November 2013. In February 2014 I got a shock when I put my hand in the sump. After testing each thing attached to my tank, I found out that it was this heater. Now I know heaters go bad and sometimes we get the bad apple that doesn't last as long as they should. So no big deal other than the shock could have been worse. Since the order was more than 60days BRS couldn't do anything about the heater, that's understandable. So I contacted the manufacturer. They told me that it was out of warranty. WHAT? it's only been 90 days! What's what the warranty is for this heater! So beware. I switched to a different manufacturer for this reason.
awesome By angelo on 3/17/2014
angelo would recommend this product to a friend
works great with apex. very solid. will not break
Small and powerful! By Jason on 2/7/2014
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
I bought the 300W version and it fits into a tight sump with no issue. You do need to have a controller to use it but that's not a problem for me. You just don't have a redundancy like the heaters that have built in controllers. Well worth it. Heats like a champ!
Just Works By James on 1/14/2014
James would recommend this product to a friend
I've had this heater on my 90 gallon reef for almost a year now. I use my Apex controller to monitor the temperature and turn it on and off. It heats the aquarium very well and hasn't given me any problems. I would recommend this for anyone that has or wants to use a controller to regulate tank temperature.
Great Heater By Michael on 12/30/2013
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
I just installed this into the sump of my 120 gallon reef and I'm running in on a Reefkeeper Lite system. Works great. Temp is nice and stable.
If you have a controller for your tank, this is the way to go.