great bang for the buck By lagerhead on 2/10/2014
lagerhead would recommend this product to a friend
I have to say its been so far. It's off by 1 degree but is holding consistent. Best heater I've found so far in this price range. I do wish manufactures would add some weight to the temp probe so it stays down if the suction cup comes off the grass. I zip tied the probe to my skimmer rack and that solved the problem.
great heater just a lil off on the temperature By turbotone on MR on 1/12/2014
turbotone on MR would recommend this product to a friend
i own every size of the heaters and use them for quarantine tanks, water make up tank, my 75 gallon mixed reef tank and planning on using the non controlled one on my 120 build being controlled with my apex.. 2 tips.. buy whats recommended for your tank or go smaller and buy 2 of them and placing one in your return and your input section ( being redundant) if one breaks you still have one running and if one breaks in the on position it will be hard for it to climb that high and hopefully giving you time to get to the problem… the second tip is compensate for the thermometer.. all the ones I've owned have been slightly off ,one by 2 degrees one by 3 degrees the other by 4 degrees.. so knowing this you can adjust the heater to shut off minus whatever the temp you want.. i aim for 77 degrees so my heaters are at 75,74 and 73… this might annoy a lot of people but to be honest none of these heaters I've ever owned that had to be dialed in on top of them were correct anyways… I've had to turn up or turn down the heaters to dial it in to my ideal temp anyways.. so at least you get a digital read out and the titanium heater that won't shatter on you..
Heater works great and is accurate By trailjammer on 1/10/2014
trailjammer would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this to replace my Fluval heater that went out. The heater is small and compact but puts out a lot of heat. I found it very accurate and reading the same temp my chiller reads which is the first heater that hasn't been off a few degrees. It never fluctuates more than 1 degree. The controller is easy to use and I haven't experience the loud beeping that everyone talks about so we'll see. I'd definitely recommend it but I'll have to see if it will last longer than 2 yrs. The temp probe is small and easy to hide in my nano tank. be careful when working in the tank. I almost burned myself by touching the heater by accident. I wish it came w/a fish guard because it can get pretty hot even in the water when it kicks on.
Good Heater By Tyler on 1/1/2014
Tyler would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using this heater to heat up my ro/di water in storage before water changes. I also have the 150 model heating my 40 breeder/ 20 sump set up. Both are great heaters. I would definitely continue to use these in the future.
highly recommend By mike on 12/24/2013
mike would recommend this product to a friend
Great product easy to read display and not too bulky like other glass heaters tend to be..
great heater just off a few degrees By turbotone on MR on 12/15/2013
turbotone on MR would recommend this product to a friend
i purchased a few of these heaters due to the fact they are titanium and won't break which eliminates one of the common failure with heaters.. i own 2 150watts with controllers both used for my 20 gallon tall tanks (one for make up water the other for quarantine) 3 200 watt with controllers 2 for my 90 display 30 sump setup (one in the return chamber and one in the first chamber) not really necessary but i like to be redundant as the set up is not a tech tank but very simple.. the other 200watt is just a spare.. then for my 120 build tech build I'm planning on using 2 300 watts without controller bc I'm planning on monitoring the temp off my neptunes controller..
with all the heater with controllers that i have owned the temperature reading has been off by 4 degrees (3.8 degrees to be exact) so to keep my display at 78 i set the temp on the controller to 74 degrees.. same goes for my 20 gallons.. these heaters are strong so rule of go 1 size bigger is definitely not needed.. stick with correct size on the chart.. my 150 watt heater brings up 65 degree of rodi water in the 20 gallon tank to 78 in about 2 hrs tops.. i think 2 150s would be ideal for my 90 dt and 2 200watts for my my 120 would be better which i might do being my heater rarely cuts on like then anyway.. again one of the heaters might be ok i use two to be redundant..
i gave it 4 stars bc the compensation of degrees that needs to be done but really its not that serious.. would get 5 stars if the temp read perfect.. will tune in next december 2104 to give an update on the heaters..
WORKS GREAT but Temp is off. By Eric on 12/15/2013
Eric would recommend this product to a friend
Heated my 27g cube quickly from my sump. The remote temperature prob is great but the cord length is a bit short. It just barely made it to my display from my sump. The temperature setting is about 3 degrees high from the set point as well.
Built in Thermostat
Remote Temp Prob
Thermostat is off -3 degrees
Great Product By Jeremy on 12/10/2013
Jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
Works great. I had my eye on another heater that wasn't as good and when I called in to ask about it the guy I talked to pointed me in the right direction. I ended up taking his advice and ordering this heater. It worked perfectly straight out of the box. Like many other reviews have said it is off by about two degrees but I plugged the heater into my Apex and the apex controls when the heater comes on and off, which crushed the degree issue. Good Product
Jacuzzi By Travis on 12/4/2013
Travis would recommend this product to a friend
This heater is simple to use and super trustworthy. It is all metal, and it has an alarm for low and high water temperatures. If you hear a beep, it's time to run to your tank! I haven't had a problem with it, and it is easy to read from across the room. The only thing I had any problems with were the directions! lol
Great Heater By Brian on 9/25/2013
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
I bought a 200watt for my 60 gal and it is keeping my temp at 78 with no problems. I will probably buy another just so that I have a backup in my tank. Redundancy, redundancy, redundancy.
Good Heater By Steve c on 9/11/2013
Steve c would recommend this product to a friend
Only problem it is off by 4 degrees says on the heater 74 and my tank is 78.
Heats up fast By Sal on 7/21/2013
Sal would recommend this product to a friend
I bought two of these heaters and it gets the tank temp fast and maintains it well