worked great until I saw moisture inside By Mr.Tomek on 11/24/13
Mr.Tomek wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This heater worked great for me for 5 months and I started to notice moisture on the inside of the white sand that is around the coil. Since I have alot of corals and fish that are worth big $$ I didnt want to risk it so I went out and purchased a neo-therm. Better spend more $ on a better heater then losing your livestock to a failure. hope this helps.
great budget heater By Dr. Hook on 5/21/13
Dr. Hook would recommend this product to a friend
Don't let the price fool you. This budget heater has been in my tanks for quite some time and had no issues. I wish they made a smaller wattage version for my nano tanks.
priced right By pickpoo on 5/7/13
pickpoo would recommend this product to a friend
I 've been using this heater for over a year, and it's been holding the set temperature pretty accurately. Priced right too.
Great heater! By James on 4/4/13
James would recommend this product to a friend
I bought the 300w heater and it works great. It's a great heater at a great price, couldn't ask for better. It keeps my tank at a constant 78°. If I ever need another heater, I will definitely purchase one of these.
great value By pepfish on 4/2/13
pepfish would recommend this product to a friend
The finnex heaters been working great for over a year. It's the best heaters I ever owned and the price was right too. Don't know what everyone is crying about. Mines works great!
wouldn't buy again By Ward on 2/21/13
Ward wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
They come with a 6 month warranty, mine was dead at 11 months. Spend a few extra dollars and get a better heater.
Don't waste your money By James on 12/31/12
James wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought two of the 300 watt models for redundancy on my 115 gallon, which were controlled by an Apex. Both have completely stopped heating after 8 months of use. If you don't mind putting your expensive livestock at risk with a crappy unreliable heater, than go for this Finnex. If you prefer reliability in your equipment and stability in your system, choose a different option for your heater(s).
I've lost that loving feeling By David on 12/14/12
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 12/6/12
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 11/16/12
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 11/5/12
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 10/26/12
dave wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This heater is a piece of junk. Brand new and won't even turn on.