Busted By Rob on 4/18/2011
Rob wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Bought a 800W and it just blew out after only 2 months of running. Not buying another one. Not sure on the other wattage but don't buy the 800w
solid heater By Carsten on 3/13/2011
Carsten would recommend this product to a friend
I run two of these in my system throuhg a controller and am very pleased with the sturdyness. I just got the second as a backup as I keep hearing about failures but I can not say that I experienced that at all so far.
Jury is out By Mark on 2/27/2011
Mark wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
First 800w lasted two months. Have to send back at my expense both ways for replacement. Wondering if the 500w are more durable?
my favirote heaters By Jasper on 2/9/2011
Jasper would recommend this product to a friend
Used the 300 watt and the 500 watt they work great. Tank is in the garage and heaters are on for a long time, have had no issues with these sticks fo years
Works great while it works By Loknar28 on 12/6/2010
Loknar28 wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I went through three of these in one year before finally deciding the shipping to send it back for another replacement wasn't worth the money or trouble.
I'd buy it again By Reefnjunkie on 11/28/2010
Reefnjunkie would recommend this product to a friend
No problems with the heater at all-I use an Apex to run everything an this keeps the tank right where I program it.
Love the metal and compact size, fits perfectly in the sump
Bad Luck or Bad Product? By Jason on 10/26/2010
Jason wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have had 2 of these in the past, and both failed. While Finnex replaced the 1st without hassle, the second died as well, taking all of my SPS colonies with it. I personally wouldn't chance these again for a 3rd mishap.
Great with a controller By Brian on 9/9/2010
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
This heater is for use with a controller as it has no thermostat (which is what usually fails first in most heaters). Since you should use a controller to prevent overheating anyways, why pay more for a heater with a thermostat? This heater is nice and small considering its wattage. Perfect for a sump.