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
Excellent Choice By KRaney on 6/4/2013
KRaney would recommend this product to a friend
So far so good. I am loving this heater. It is what it is and does what its supposed to do so I am not going to nit pick it to death. It works and works great!
Hot! By Dan on 5/11/2013
Dan would recommend this product to a friend
Good heater so far! Keeping the temp at 78F. Has an annoying alarm and you will most definitely know if something isn't right.
Consider if not using a controller By Starrme on 4/29/2013
Starrme would recommend this product to a friend
Overall: Bought this as my first heater and have already replaced for my main tank. The digital display isn't a major benefit to me because I am using a controller. I will continue to use for heating my water change SW.
- Lights up when heating
- Digital temp setting and display
- Read out is on outside of tank
- Has separate temp measurement probe
- Makes a loud beeping noise when initially placed in cold water.
- Metal hooks to hold display too narrow for my sump rim
- Digital display is bulky
- Accurate to within 2 degrees
Note: If temp is significantly out of range, the heater will beep continuously. I thought my heater was broken when this first happened. The beeping is a warning mechanism for if the heater fails but is a major pain when using to heat up new ro/di water.
Easy Set Up Easy Read By Alexandria on 4/18/2013
Alexandria would recommend this product to a friend
This was super easy to set up and I like the digital read out. No more squinting on the old timey thermometers. Got the JBJ Digital thermometer with this. They are about 2 degrees off from each other. However, the JBJ digital thermometer is reading the same as the old timey thermometer so I trust the new digital thermometer and will set the heater 2 degrees up or down as needed.
Also impressed by how small it is. So in a small tank it's not this big honking thing that's getting in the way. If you have a small area for your heater this would be the way to go.
Will update as we go to see if there are any problems.
Ehhhh... By Michael on 4/10/2013
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Bought two of these, one is still working flawlessly. Plugged in the second one the other day and it made an awful hissing sound like some sort of gas was escaping through the rubber ends and I noticed a weird smell. Not sure what happened, contacted finnex to see what they can do.
Great for the price By Travis on 4/1/2013
Travis would recommend this product to a friend
There seems to be a 2 degree difference between the thermostat and a separate external thermometer I use, but that is easy enough to adjust for. My only other complaint is having to reattach the suction cups to the wall every few weeks. With any sort of flow, they seem to lose their hold.
So far so good By Mascis on 3/30/2013
Mascis would recommend this product to a friend
I don't have a controller, so these make it easy to check my temp on an ongoing basis. It's not glass, so there's no worry of explosions. And a small alarm sounds at a drastic temp change. like when the probe came out of the tank accidentally one day.
Mixed Review By Justin on 3/28/2013
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
I have a couple of the larger units in my 57 gallon reef, and they do great at maintaining temperature. Unfortunately, after trying 2 different units, the small 50W unit is not large enough to maintain temperature in my nano tank. It will only raise the temperature by about 4 degrees in a 12 gallon tank.
The Best By Ryan on 3/21/2013
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
This is by far the best heater I have purchased. I have had expensive heaters and cheap heaters, but this heater does it for me. It's easy to operate, the built in alarm for temps too high or too low is a life saver (literally for your fish) and it's not glass so I don't have to worry about it breaking in my tank or sump. I have one in each of my fish tanks and have gotten a few friends to buy them too!
Great Heaters By Gary on 3/19/2013
Gary would recommend this product to a friend
I have both a 150w and 100w. Both have been working great for 6 months now. I have been using a temp probe and they are as accurate as the claim. The built in remote temp sensor cord could be longer.
Love the digital control By Ray on 3/15/2013
Ray would recommend this product to a friend
I have this in my 29 BioCube and it works great. I love the easy to read digital control. It's easy to tell if the heater is on or off and what temp the tank is at. I'm going to get another one for my water changes.
Sharp By Todd on 3/5/2013
Todd would recommend this product to a friend
I haven't used mine yet, but beats the glass heaters.