Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Eheim Aquarium Heaters

1. Eheim Jager Aquarium Thermostat Heater

User Ratings: 72 7

Eheim 3619090 First Impressions

"I angled it."

For Discus you need warm and accurate heater and this seems to do the trick. I wouldn't buy any other heater, unless one of these stops working. Maintains it well except when the weather is already warm then it over heats it. I like how the heater is constructed. This is only day one though, so I shall keep an eye one it. The design is sleek and modern looking. Pressing and holding the button for 5 seconds changes it from F to C readouts.

  • Eheim Jager Aquarium Thermostat Heater
  • Fully submersible
  • Thermo safey control protects against running dry
  • Will automatically turn off when water level dips too low
  • TruTemp dial recalibrates the heater for precise temperature regulation
  • Made of shock resistant and shatter proof glass for fresh or marine water
  • On/Off indicator light for at-a-glance monitoring
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 3619090
  • Heat Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

Eheim 3619090 Final Thoughts

"Long heater."

This is only day one though, so I shall keep an eye one it. We would consider a replacement and then we would return the defective unit. I will definitely be buying another one for my other tanks at bigger one. They shipped us the upgraded version that also heats! And kids love pushing all sorts of buttons. We received the chiller promptly and put it into use. I got a hold of Amazon, who put me in touch with the seller.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(3152 Points)

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2. Ehm Heater Jager 300w

User Ratings: 72 7

Eheim First Impressions

"Works fine."

But I am single and don't have to worry about this. I noticed my old hygger heater beginning to fail and my wife ordered this one. I have a few of these and I use them in my 55 gallons tanks and a 29 gallon tank. Well I bought a second one took me only one trying to get the right temperature. So if you set it to 78 degrees, the heater will not kick on until it reads 76. No biggie, but annoying nonetheless. I went ahead and went with the the larger 300W for my 45 gallon.

  • Ehm Heater Jager 300w
  • Jager Trutemp Aquarium Heater 20" 300 Wt
  • Manufacture: EHEIM
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim
  • Heat Quality [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Eheim Final Thoughts

"Quality was amazing."

If the water runs low or air gets in the heater shuts off. This heater warmed it right up and now my Betta and guppies are more active. We would consider a replacement and then we would return the defective unit. The temperature has been holding all day, even in a colder room. It is a bonus that the heater is titanium. It just cycles through to 93f and starts over. Seems to keep the temp n the tank fairly regular.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(53 Points)

3. Eheim Thermocontrol e300 Heater

User Ratings: 89

Eheim AEH3639090 First Impressions

"Until the next time."

Once I opened the box i noticed the quality of the construction. I got this heater for my 55 gallon aquarium. Very easy to install and the adjustable temperature gauge is pretty accurate. You don't have to worry about wide temperature swings with this unit. Awesome chiller, perfect for Hydroponics. I emailed the email it says to and told them. This heater warmed it right up and now my Betta and guppies are more active.

  • Eheim Thermocontrol e300 Heater
  • Advantages of the EHEIM control heater thermocontrol-e Precise temperature adjustment from 68°F to 89°F (20 to 32°C) No readjustment necessary Control accuracy 0. 5 °C The heat is kept constant Control lamp indicates the heating function (red: heating up; green: temperature reached) Fully submersible (waterproof) With dry-running protection (Thermo Safety Control) Glass coating increases the heating surface and ensures optimum, even heat output Including double suction holder Many sizes for aquariums from 5 to 300 gallons Suitable for fresh and marine water Highest safety and reliability Made in Germany Specifications Wattage: 300W Temperature setting range: 68°F to 89°F (20 to 32°C) Aquarium Size (approx. ) 159-265 Gallons Height: 19. 5" Power Cord Length: 5. 5'
  • Item Package Height: 1.97
  • Item Package Length: 2.56
  • Item Package Width: 23.03
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim AEH3639090
  • Heat Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Eheim AEH3639090 Final Thoughts

"5 gallon tank."

210 gallon ones and one 90 gallon bow front tank. Takes a little while to drop the temps if it is hot in the garage. It took me only two tries to get it to the correct temperature. If the water runs low or air gets in the heater shuts off. We would consider a replacement and then we would return the defective unit. I like to keep it at 72 and from my thermometer it is reading at exactly 72. It is a bonus that the heater is titanium.

Overall Score
4.8

[star rating="4.8"]
(11 Points)

4. Eheim Thermocontrol e50 Heater

User Ratings: 77 23

Eheim AEH3632090 First Impressions

"Works just as advertised!"

This is a great heater that is very easy to set up and program. It is a bonus that the heater is titanium. Beware, but we are hoping for a good outcome! When i installed them, i let them sit in the tanks without power for 6-24 hours. It's only been set up for a month we'll see how well it does in a few months. I appreciate the exterior temp readout and control module. I got this heater for my 55 gallon aquarium.

  • Eheim Thermocontrol e50 Heater
  • Advantages of the EHEIM control heater thermocontrol-e Precise temperature adjustment from 68°F to 89°F (20 to 32°C) No readjustment necessary Control accuracy 0. 5 °C The heat is kept constant Control lamp indicates the heating function (red: heating up; green: temperature reached) Fully submersible (waterproof) With dry-running protection (Thermo Safety Control) Glass coating increases the heating surface and ensures optimum, even heat output Including double suction holder Many sizes for aquariums from 5 to 300 gallons Suitable for fresh and marine water Highest safety and reliability Made in Germany Specifications Wattage: 50W Temperature setting range: 68°F to 89°F (20 to 32°C) Aquarium Size (approx. ) 6. 5-15 Gallons Height: 9. 2" Power Cord Length: 5. 5'
  • Item Package Height: 3.0
  • Item Package Length: 20.0
  • Item Package Width: 3.0
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim AEH3632090
  • Heat Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

Eheim AEH3632090 Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

I appreciate the exterior temp readout and control module. Seems to keep the temp n the tank fairly regular. I left seller feedback yesterday but have yet to hear from the seller. Also were nice along the whole process. I used to try those other cheap heaters sold on amazon. The temperatures are pretty accurate. I would definitely recommend this product.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(6 Points)

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5. Eheim Thermocontrol e100 Heater

Eheim AEH3634090 First Impressions

"The seller was wonderful."

So when I first received it it didn't work and I was very disappointed. Was very impressed with the quality of this heater. The red light means it's off, blue light means the temperature is constant. Temperature is slightly off by running a little warmer. I have 3 of the Fluval heaters, in various sizes. I wouldn't buy any other heater, unless one of these stops working. For Discus you need warm and accurate heater and this seems to do the trick.

  • Eheim Thermocontrol e100 Heater
  • With the EHEIM thermocontrol-e heating element your fish get the right temperature even more precisely - in every aquarium. The EHEIM thermocontrol aquarium control heater is a further development of the legendary heating element and thermocontrol-e is the latest electronically controlled variant. The obvious ideas are often the best. This also applies to the aquarium heating element. It is simply hung in the water and heats it up. The principle is the same as it was decades ago. But in the meantime the EHEIM controller heater has become an ultra-modern thermal device. The temperature can be set precisely from 68°F to 89°F. It is measured even more precisely and kept more constant by the electronics with a control accuracy of 0. 5 °C. The heat is kept constant with an LED that indicates the heating function. The coating on the heater is made of special laboratory glass that increases the heating surface, serves as a heat shield and ensures even heat emission. There are no cracks and hairline cracks through which condensation water could pass. It is impact resistant. And even extreme temperature fluctuations, such as those that may occur during water changes, do not affect this glass. The heater is absolutely waterproof, can be fully immersed, has a dry run protection (Thermo Safety Control) and is suitable for fresh and marine water. Advantages of the EHEIM control heater thermocontrol-e Precise temperature adjustment from 68°F to 89°F (20 to 32°C) No readjustment necessary Control accuracy 0. 5 °C The heat is kept constant Control lamp indicates the heating function (red: heating up; green: temperature reached) Fully submersible (waterproof) With dry-running protection (Thermo Safety Control) Glass coating increases the heating surface and ensures optimum, even heat output Including double suction holder Many sizes for aquariums from 5 to 300 gallons Suitable for fresh and marine water Highest safety and reliability Made in Germany Specifications
  • Item Package Height: 3.0
  • Item Package Length: 25.0
  • Item Package Width: 3.0
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim AEH3634090
  • Heat Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

Eheim AEH3634090 Final Thoughts

"The FreeSea is amazing."

I confirm it with my cooking digital probe thermometer. Just be careful and keep an eye on your temp settings when you have kids over! It took me only two tries to get it to the correct temperature. This has been in my fish tank for a few months now and it's been absolutely perfect! Very easy to install and the adjustable temperature gauge is pretty accurate. I think it works well to not stand out like other heaters. I got a hold of Amazon, who put me in touch with the seller.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(4 Points)

6. Eheim Thermocontrol e250 Heater, Black (AEH3638090)

Eheim AEH3638090 First Impressions

"It is a bit pricey."

I contacted the manufacturer and they sent me a new unit in less than a week! Ick for instance detaches from fish at 86 degrees and dies at 89. At this time I highly recommend this product. Those turned out to be a hit and miss. This heater is NOT fully submersible. Ick for instance detaches from fish at 86 degrees and dies at 89. The design is sleek and modern looking.

  • Eheim Thermocontrol e250 Heater, Black (AEH3638090)
  • Advantages of the EHEIM control heater thermocontrol-e Precise temperature adjustment from 68°F to 89°F (20 to 32°C) No readjustment necessary Control accuracy 0. 5 °C The heat is kept constant Control lamp indicates the heating function (red: heating up; green: temperature reached) Fully submersible (waterproof) With dry-running protection (Thermo Safety Control) Glass coating increases the heating surface and ensures optimum, even heat output Including double suction holder Many sizes for aquariums from 5 to 300 gallons Suitable for fresh and marine water Highest safety and reliability Made in Germany Specifications Wattage: 250W Temperature setting range: 68°F to 89°F (20 to 32°C) Aquarium Size (approx. ) 106-159 Gallons Height: 17. 4" Power Cord Length: 5. 5'
  • Item Package Height: 3.0
  • Item Package Length: 25.0
  • Item Package Width: 3.0
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim AEH3638090
  • Heat Quality [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Eheim AEH3638090 Final Thoughts

"Perfect heater for my 2."

It took me a few days slowly turning the dial up to finally get it where I wanted. I like how the heater is constructed. The bonus digital thermometer it came with has been super helpful, and is accurate. The heater protector was very heavy plastic and slim lined which is great. This has the best controller that I have found on the market. You don't have to worry about wide temperature swings with this unit. This is only day one though, so I shall keep an eye one it.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(2 Points)

7. U-picks Submersible Aquarium Heater 100W/300W/500W Fish Tank Heater with Intelligent External LED Di...

User Ratings: 70 11

U-picks First Impressions

"It easy to set."

We received the chiller promptly and put it into use. It's only been set up for a month we'll see how well it does in a few months. The controller is easy to use, very accurate and reliable. Once I opened the box i noticed the quality of the construction. Personally for me the housing doesn't bother me. If the water runs low or air gets in the heater shuts off. They shipped us the upgraded version that also heats!

  • U-picks Submersible Aquarium Heater 100W/300W/500W Fish Tank Heater with Intelligent External LED Digital Temperature Controller and Dual Temp Displays for Turtle Betta Fish Tank 5-130 Gallon
  • External Controller: Our fish tank heater is adjusted by an external controller, which you can mount on the outside edge of the tank. It’s convenient and safe to adjust temperature, no need to take the heater out from water and risk burning yourself.
  • Dual Temp Displays: With dual accurate LED digital temp displays, you can read & set the water temp at the same time. It is very easy and convenient for you to recognize and observe the temp change in real time even in the night!
  • Smart Heating: With the built-in temperature sensor and constant temperature heating system, this fish heater will start to work when the water temp is lower than set temp(red indicator), and stop work until the water temp reaches set temp(blue indicator). It can always provide adequate and steady water temperature for your beloved fish.
  • High Quality: Our fish tank heater is made of thicker quartz, which is shatter-proof and blast-proof. The heater cover is compact designed, which is heat resistant that will protect you little fish from scalding.
  • Tank Size: This 100W aquarium heater is suitable for 5-25 gallon fish tank both freshwater and saltwater. With our this fish tank heater, you can create a comfortable and safe environment for your fish.
  • Manufacture: U-picks
  • Editor's Impressions Of The U-picks
  • Heat Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

U-picks Final Thoughts

"Yes, you read that right."

I was worried about the quality but I am thoroughly impressed with this heater! I adjusted the set temperature a little lower to be more in the range I wanted. My fish likes to get close to it and he has never been hurt by it. Keeps the water consistent and it's easy to adjust! You program it for temperature you want your tank to be. My marina heater takes a few hours. Come on Fluval, expect better from you.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(111 Points)

8. HITOP 50W 100W 300W Adjustable Aquarium Heater, Submersible Fish Tank Heater Thermostat with Thermom...

User Ratings: 61 10

HITOP HP 608 First Impressions

"Until the next time."

Easy to read the temp and know exactly how warm the water is. I had a thermometer on opposite side of tank and the heater was dead on true. I noticed my old hygger heater beginning to fail and my wife ordered this one. It is a bonus that the heater is titanium. The heater is being used in a 40 gallon breeder. This is only day one though, so I shall keep an eye one it. I tested it by unplugging and replugging it.

  • HITOP 50W 100W 300W Adjustable Aquarium Heater, Submersible Fish Tank Heater Thermostat with Thermometer
  • Thickened Glass: 2mm thickened quartz glass, 33% thicker than 1.5mm normal aquarium heaters, much safer for human and your lovely fishes, your pets will no longer fear the winter.
  • Automatic Constant Temperature Function: this fish heater, adjustable temperature 68 ~ 93 °F, will shut off automatically when the temperature is reached, no extra adjustment is required.
  • Quick and easy installation, submersible fish tank heater, vertical or horizontal placement using suction cups. 1 extra powerful suction cups as your backup (total 3).
  • 300W aquarium heater, length 11-inch, power cord 4.9ft, recommended for aquariums 30 to 60 Gallons.
  • Bonus a stick-on thermometer, no need to buy another thermometer, 24-Hour Professional After-sales Service.
  • Manufacture: Haisen
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HITOP HP 608
  • Heat Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

HITOP HP 608 Final Thoughts

"7L Imagitarium tank."

This product came in the nick of time! Bought it as a chiller for the k40 CO2 laser. If the blue light is flashing it means the heater is not fully submersible. If the water runs low or air gets in the heater shuts off. --The cylinder or rod diameter is bigger. I think it works well to not stand out like other heaters. You don't have to worry about wide temperature swings with this unit.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(87 Points)

9. Aquatop Nano Aquarium Heater, 15-Watt (2.6 To 4 Gallon Aquariums / 77 Degree Fahrenheit Preset Tempe...

User Ratings: 41 30

AquaTop BC003408 First Impressions

"Same suckers for years!"

Keeps the water consistent and it's easy to adjust! Takes a little while to drop the temps if it is hot in the garage. Sometimes you may have to tinker around with the dial. The temperature difference was very minor. This has been in my fish tank for a few months now and it's been absolutely perfect! Those turned out to be a hit and miss. Once I opened the box i noticed the quality of the construction.

  • Aquatop Nano Aquarium Heater, 15-Watt (2.6 To 4 Gallon Aquariums / 77 Degree Fahrenheit Preset Temperature)
  • Unbreakable with Reinforced Plastic, Designed for 2.6 to 4 Gallon Nano Aquariums
  • Precise Electronic Thermostat Pre-Set at 77 Degrees
  • Shuts Down When Target Temperature is Reached
  • Temperature Controlled Accuracy of Plus or Minus 1.8 Degrees Fahrenheit
  • Built-In Suction Cups for Quick Installation
  • Manufacture: Aquatop
  • Product Dimensions: 0.75 x 0.88 x 5.38 inches; 5.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaTop BC003408
  • Heat Quality [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='2.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

AquaTop BC003408 Final Thoughts

"I like the size."

I love the heater otherwise, but I'm afraid some water has gotten inside the heater. The heater is super thin and the reflective surface is interesting. All seem to vary between 1-2 degrees of each other which doesn't concern me much. Temperature is slightly off by running a little warmer. Maintains it well except when the weather is already warm then it over heats it. Keeps the water consistent and it's easy to adjust! You program it for temperature you want your tank to be.

Overall Score
3.2

[star rating="3.2"]
(166 Points)

10. Penn-Plax Aquarium Heater Fully Submersible Within 1 Degree of Accuracy 75 Watt Heats Up to 15 Gallo...

User Ratings: 64 10

Penn-Plax CH850 First Impressions

"Quality was amazing."

I have a few of these and I use them in my 55 gallons tanks and a 29 gallon tank. Or better yet, conceal it to the back corner. I used to try those other cheap heaters sold on amazon. I went ahead and went with the the larger 300W for my 45 gallon. The line is there due to regulations in certain countries. Sometimes it gets outside of it's ability to cool but only within a few degrees. Sometimes it gets outside of it's ability to cool but only within a few degrees.

  • Penn-Plax Aquarium Heater Fully Submersible Within 1 Degree of Accuracy 75 Watt Heats Up to 15 Gallon Tank
  • Aquarium heater sets and maintains the temperature in your tank within 1 degree accuracy.
  • Features both Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature with easy to read gage.
  • Heater is fully submersible and can be placed horizontally or vertically in your tank.
  • Has a preset temperature to 76 degrees Fahrenheit but is also easily programmed.
  • Heater is safe to use on smaller fish tanks and aquariums up to 10 gallons in size.
  • Manufacture: Monster Pets
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 3 inches; 1 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax CH850
  • Heat Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Penn-Plax CH850 Final Thoughts

"I angled it."

My heater is fully submerged underwater and works perfectly fine. They promptly fixed the issue without any delays or drama. But I am single and don't have to worry about this. This is only day one though, so I shall keep an eye one it. Come on Fluval, expect better from you. I was amazed how quickly I got to my temperature I need it 78 degrees. There is no protection from it banging on the glass tank.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(848 Points)

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