300W of power By Terri on 5/4/2015
Terri would recommend this product to a friend
The 300w has changed-there is no separate temp probe, it is now located on the unit. The older model worked fine keeping the temp stable so I will need to see how this new method works. So far, the temp is rock solid. I like these heaters because of the ease of setting the temp and there is no glass to break.
The best heater I have used! By Alex on 5/4/2015
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
I love these heaters, I have now bought 4 for different tanks and want to get them for the rest of my tanks too... They have a digital readout at all times telling you the current temperature. You set the temp you want it at and it automatically keeps it there, you know when it's on because a red light lights up. The other thing is they are not glass and feel so much sturdier than glass ones. I will only use these from now on, live it!!!
Dangerous By Kevin on 4/15/2015
Kevin wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Two out of three went bad. I went to clean the inside of my tank and got a nice little zap I unplugged the heaters one at a time and then tried them all individually two shocked me.
Easy to program By Vladimir on 4/12/2015
Vladimir would recommend this product to a friend
Had this heater for about a week now. Have inside my brute can curing some rocks. Holds temperature pretty well.
Never will buy another Finnex product By Furcifer on 4/5/2015
Furcifer wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
#1 After owning the HMO-200 heater for 2 months the instructions got wet. I threw them away. I then looked on the Finnex website for a set of printable instructions and to my dismay, they have none. They have no instructions for any of their products. I then contacted them in regards to getting a PDF or a set of txt instructions that I could print. They would/could not provide me with a set of instructions. I really could not understand why a company would not list a set of instructions on their website. Cobalt/Eheim/Aquavia all list instructions on their sites.
#2 After 5 months of use, I noticed that it was no longer holding to the stated +/-2 degree threshold. One day it would be 72 degrees then the next it would be 81 degrees. I contacted them about this issue. It took them 2 weeks to reply to my RMA request, and they asked a bunch of questions like, Did I try it in a different outlet? Was it hooked to a GFCI outlet? Did I recently have a power outage or power surge?, I answered all of their questions over the course of a week. They then asked me to send it to them. I sent it USPS Priority Mail. It cost $14. A week after they received the heater, I got a reply from them stating that the heater was no longer under warranty. If I would like the heater back, I would have to send them $22 for postage. I explained that the heater was malfunctioning during the warranty period and I contacted them prior to the warranty expiration date. I will never purchase another Finnex product again. Their measly 180 day warranty speaks volumes about how much faith they have in their products. Especially since companies like Cobalt Aquatics and Eheim all have 3 year warranties on their heaters.
From their website:
Products are warranted by JSK Merchandising Inc. To the original purchaser against defective material and workmanship under normal use for a period of 180 days from the date of the original purchase.
Great So Far By WLR on 3/6/2015
WLR would recommend this product to a friend
Heater has been installed for about two weeks and has held the set temperature fine. Unit appears to be calibrated correctly as I have checked it against a glass thermometer. If the unit has any issues I will update the review to let others know my experience. Right now though its rocking!
Great Heater for this Newbie By Whitney on 2/4/2015
Whitney would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this one because of its all-in-one capability, i.e. the digital reader attached to the heater. After the initial beeping of the digital reader because my water was cooler than 64 degrees, it has been perfect! I would purchase another one for sure.
Good Solid Product By Bob on 2/2/2015
Bob would recommend this product to a friend
Very Easy and Simple to configure and install --- consistent temperature -- will be purchasing more in the future.
Great Product By Michael on 1/7/2015
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
This heater seems to be much more consistent than the glass heater I use on my freshwater setup and the digital display makes getting the temperature set very easy. I have 2, one is off by 2 degrees and the other by 1 degree, but the product description does say it's accurate to +/- 2 degrees. Easy enough to adjust once you know how accurate the one you get truly is.
Great Product By Doug on 1/3/2015
Doug would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this heater to replace a one of the "name bran" glass heaters that i have used in my tank, the glass heaters that i have used have only worked about a year at best before failing in the on position, I like the fact that the temp probe is separate for the heater. works well and very accurate
It heats your water By suffolk reef on 12/31/2014
suffolk reef would recommend this product to a friend
Got this to replace the glass heater that will eventually break. i use it in-conjunction with my Apex system. does exactly what it was designed to do. heat my water with the Apex i only get a .8 degree swing at max.
Great product easy to use By Justin on 12/15/2014
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
I've been very pleased with this heater it keeps my daughter's 37 gallon tank within about 1/2 Degree F. It's only a couple months old so how long it will last is unknown. Compared to the previous heater that had 2+ degree flux throughout the day this one is much better. The unit is a bit bulky, but for the price you can't go wrong.
so far so good! By ryanpal on 12/13/2014
ryanpal would recommend this product to a friend
working a lot better than my hydor heater that i had. it has a digital reader that seems calibrated pretty accurately.
Great Heater By cknyland on 12/8/2014
cknyland would recommend this product to a friend
Very accurate heater and convenient with digital readout. Great price as well.
Good heater By Noah on 12/5/2014
Noah would recommend this product to a friend
So far, so good for this heater. I like the rubber caps on the end of the heater that keep it from directly contacting the sump. I also like that they give a long wire to the sensor so you get reading from somewhere besides right next to the heater.
If the durability is good, I'll be ordering this product again.
Feel safe with this heater By Sean on 12/4/2014
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
Solid heater that has a nice and easy to read display. The only bad thing I can say about this product is that when you first set up your tank, this thing will beep until it reaches your threshold temperature setting.
I like that it comes with a probe which you can place a separate compartment from where your heater is located in your sump. Can't be a thermometer and heater all in one. Nice way to keep it simple and within budget.
Happy With It By Reality Blowz on 12/1/2014
Reality Blowz would recommend this product to a friend
Got tired of submersible glass heaters failing. Placed this one in my refugium with the temp probe next to my sump intake. My tank is now rock steady at 74 degrees. Has been 3 weeks so far.
I LOVE THE PEACE OF MIND! By Jdubs on 11/17/2014
Jdubs would recommend this product to a friend
SEEMS TO BE OFF BY A DEGREE, OTHERWISE VERY CONSISTENT HEAT AND THE CONTROLLER IS A AWESOME FEATURE. I WILL BE GETTING THESE FOR ALL OF MY TANKS EVENTUALLY!
Love this heater By Scott on 11/14/2014
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
It is compact and the remote temp prob can be placed away from the element so that the temp is more accurate. I like that it has bulbous ends which keeps the element off the sides or bottom of the tank. I have the 300w on my 90G display tank and a 150w on my 29 Biocube. Both mine are within +- 1F of the set temp and does not drop even in a room 10 degrees cooler than the tank.
Horrible By Barrett on 11/13/2014
Barrett wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The digital display only reads in Fahrenheit, and cannot be changed to Centigrade, rendering it practically useless unless you keep a conversion table handy.
300watt Finnex HMO Heater By Tyson on 10/13/2014
Tyson would recommend this product to a friend
I have used plenty of heaters but for price and dependability it stops here. It is off by a degree I have noticed and they could have used longer cords but that is the only thing I can complain about. I have multiple tanks and use this heater on all of them.A really great heater.
Works great By Orlando on 9/17/2014
Orlando would recommend this product to a friend
Using this as an in sup heater. Set it 1 degree higher than I want the temperature, and the thermometer in the tank shows the desired temperature.
Works just as expected! By Brooks on 6/30/2014
Brooks would recommend this product to a friend
Got this to replace the "cheap" typical glass ones I have. It has a digital display which is much nicer than the others I had. Used the 300watt and controlling them through the Apex system
Happy with Heaters By Curtis on 4/26/2014
Curtis would recommend this product to a friend
I bought two 100 watt with controllers, one for my saltwater and one for my QT tank. They are working great!