I've lost that loving feeling By David on 12/14/2012
David wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Initially I was really impressed with the Finnex heater (200w). Love the digital readout plus it has an external temp sensor. However, a little over a year has passed and it will no longer heat the water above 74 degrees. Not a catastrophic failure of course but still disappointing.
Not Reliable at All By Todd on 12/6/2012
Todd wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I've gone through two of the 300W in under 2 years. Both times the electronics failed and the units would not turn on, nor would they display current temperature. Not good hardware at all!
Bought 2 Both Broke By Steve on 11/16/2012
Steve wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I purchased 2 of the 300W heaters just under a year ago. The first one literally started on fire in my sump. The second one just stopped heating even though the display still works and says it is.
Will not purchase again.
3 heaters all broken after a few months By Matt on 11/5/2012
Matt wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Awful product, do not buy! Bought a 100w and a 300w for two different tanks. Both broke after a couple months. Had the 300w replaced by Finnex, but that broke after a couple of months as well.
Clearly there is a problem with this heaters and I at least wanted the 300w replaced again since I was still within their warranty period for the replacement. But nope they wouldn't do that because the replacement didn't fall within the time period of the original purchase warranty period so they refused to replace the heater.
Reply from the company was that they aren't meant to be run all the time and maybe my room temperature was too low or the heater is undersized for my tank. My 200w aqueon heater has had no issues with running the tank. Now I have a controller and my duty cycle shows its about 25%.
Do not buy from a product or a customer service standpoint.
Piece Of Junk By dave on 10/25/2012
dave wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This heater is a piece of junk. Brand new and won't even turn on.
Questionable product, possible manufacturing issues By Nicholas on 10/11/2012
Nicholas wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I purchased a HPS-100 Finnex Digital a year ago and it simply stopped heating. All the indicator lamps were working but no heat.
I purchased a second HPS-100 Finnex Digital to replace the first. I'm now having problems with it after running it for 3 weeks.
I would recommend steering clear of this product and spending your money on something else.
Good Heater By David on 10/9/2012
David would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this a month ago it is easy to set, it stays in place, and keeps the temperature consistent; for the price it is a good heater.
Still going strong By Chris on 9/28/2012
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
Bought the 100w heater in march, it's september. Haven't had any problems with it. I would say that the tank sizes for the heaters are a little off, it has a hard time keeping up on chilly nights.
Does the job By Devlon on 9/10/2012
Devlon would recommend this product to a friend
What sets this heater apart is the external thermometer probe and the digital readout. It makes it easier to set the temp...rather than guessing.
Great Product By Jacob on 9/7/2012
Jacob would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this a while back and hasn't failed on me yet. The LED thermometer provides great feedback and the one button interface provides simple yet versatile performance.
Temperature reading is not accurate By Seth on 9/7/2012
Seth wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought two 300W models a few months ago to go into my sump for a total system volume of 240 Gallons.
They two heaters are installed side by side with the temp probes in the same area. One meter reads 78F, the other is 76F. It's hard to say which one is correct, I will need a third temperature gauge now!
High Tech, Poor Quality By Jared on 6/3/2012
Jared wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I purchased a 100W just over 6 months prior to this review. Today, the heater has started reading '99' no matter where I put the probe. I would stay away from this brand until they figure out their quality issues.