Simple By Sergio on 3/7/12
Sergio would recommend this product to a friend
I bought the 300 watt model and placed it in my 90 gal tank. I’ve been using it for about a month now. With my metal halides I don’t expect to use the heater much during the day, mainly at night. I like how simple it is to use, simply set the digital temp and forget it. I really like that the temperature probe is separate from the heating element. I placed the heating element on intake of my sump and my temp probe in next to my return pump. The unit keeps my temp right where I set it and even sounds an alarm when the water temp gets too high, around 86 degrees F. I found this out while holding the temp probe tight in the palm of my hand for a while testing it the temp probe really worked. Don't know if that’s adjustable but nice to know it’s there.
Well built By Mike on 2/18/12
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
These heaters are well built and come in a nice compact size which allows for them to be easily used in the sump. However I wish they could find a way to combine the cables from the heater, the controller and the probe.
Good for the Money By Brenton on 2/13/12
Brenton would recommend this product to a friend
I have both a 50W for my pico reef tank and a 100W for my freshwater, this heater has given me no problems so far, I plan on updating soon, however for the money you absolutely cannot beat this titanium heater, works reliably even when the temp probe is off by 1 or two degrees it is constant so you are able to set it. I would recommend to anybody starting out and looking to update at a later date.
Junk By encieno on 1/11/12
encieno wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I sure hope all of these aren't as bad as the one I got. It won't maintain temperature, the controller constantly turns the heater off. I have to go hit it a few times to get it back on. This is the second time in a month that it's dropped my freshwater tank to 70 degrees when it's set at 79! It just turns itself off all the time.. Would never buy one again.
Quality By Andrew on 1/9/12
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
It's nice to have upgraded beyond a glass heater. This product has relatively long cords. It recalls the temperature setting after having the power cut.
I have this set up on my ReefKeeper Elite which cuts the power to the heater anytime the water gets too warm. I reccomend using a controller like the ReefKeeper with ANY heater.
Great until?! By David on 12/3/11
David would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this heater as part of my yearly ritual of replacing my heater in the tank. I've had 2 heater problems in the past and both stuck on! It nevers fails that Im away when this happens! This heater was great and with the separate temp probe kept the tank within a tighter window than previously. However 2 weeks ago this one stuck on as well. I think the product is great but after only 8 months, I got less time out of this one. I still reccomend, but I will be purchasing a monitor shortly to keep the next heater in check. After three heater malfunctions and hundreds of dollars worth of livestock losses its time. Cool heater! Best Ive had so far.
Great little heater By Walter on 11/29/11
Walter would recommend this product to a friend
Got the 50 watter. Small enough to fit in chamber 1 of a Bio Cube 14 along with a protein skimmer without having to remove the lower shelf. Holds temperature between 76 to 77 when set to 77.
Great Heater By Joe on 11/23/11
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
These heaters are great. Solid built. Definitely recommend. Submerse completely underwater and dont worry about the level of water changing. I have a 200w and a 300w one. The 200w heats my change water easily. The 300w Does a good job heating my display tank on a controller.
Stop Worrying About Tank Temp By AARON on 10/13/11
AARON would recommend this product to a friend
This is an all around great product. I got the 150W for my 40 Gal FOWLR and I have to say it was the best thing i have purchased for my tank. I set the temp to 79 degrees and never have to worry about temperature swings. Very affordable and easy to use. Get one.
Stopped working after 3 months By Bob on 10/11/11
Bob wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Heater would not work anymore after 3 months.Heater indicator light stayed off and water temperature got down to 74 deg.
Just an expensive digital temperature gauge now.I'll be staying away from Finnex for now on.
these heaters suck... By Jeff on 9/25/11
Jeff wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
i bought two 100W Finnex HMO heaters last October...I used them in my tank for 6 months just fine and then removed them for the summer months...they have never run dry whatsoever and when I went to put them back in my sump a few days ago, neither of them generated any heat whatsoever even though the indicator lights are on...we'll see if Finnex stands by their brand, but for now these heaters get the bottom of the barrel rating from me
Well thought out By Chris on 9/10/11
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
Easily set the temp and forget about it. All the wires are long enough to give you plenty of elbow room for placing. Appears to be very well made.