Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Fluval Aquarium Heaters

1. Fluval M Submersible Heater

User Ratings: 80 3

Fluval A782 First Impressions

"The seller was wonderful."

I think it works well to not stand out like other heaters. If the water runs low or air gets in the heater shuts off. I have only had minor problems with the suction cups. They promptly fixed the issue without any delays or drama. This has the best controller that I have found on the market. I will be ordering more of these in the future. This is a powerful heater that holds temperature very well.

  • Fluval M Submersible Heater
  • Aquarium heater that blends into the aquarium environment with built-in reflective technology that mirrors the surrounding colors
  • Computer-calibrated thermostat and easy-to-adjust temperature control dial
  • Shock resistant Borosilicate glass and high density ceramic heat sick
  • Easy to install with slim profile tube for easy placement
  • 100-watt heater suitable for freshwater and saltwater aquariums up to 30 gallons with a 3-year warranty
  • Quality heater made in Europe using superior components and construction
  • Sleek and compact
  • Ideal for 100 L (30 US gal) aquariums
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 4.8 x 14.8 inches; 8.82 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A782
  • Heat Quality [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Fluval A782 Final Thoughts

"5 or even."

I will be ordering more of these in the future. I will definitely be buying another one for my other tanks at bigger one. It does blend well in some setups and may look bulky in others. We would consider a replacement and then we would return the defective unit. Thanks for the great customer service! Pressing and holding the button for 5 seconds changes it from F to C readouts. My marina heater takes a few hours.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(1578 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Fluval Aquarium Heaters

2. Fluval Edge 25W Compact Heater

User Ratings: 66 14

Fluval A756 First Impressions

"I got the 100 watt one."

Or better yet, conceal it to the back corner. They promptly fixed the issue without any delays or drama. I like to keep it at 72 and from my thermometer it is reading at exactly 72. It just cycles through to 93f and starts over. Come on Fluval, expect better from you. This is a powerful heater that holds temperature very well. I recieved this product without the instructions or the added thermometer.

  • Fluval Edge 25W Compact Heater
  • Provides even and efficient heat distribution
  • Ideal for use with the Fluval Edge Aquarium
  • Maintains set temperature of 78 degrees Farenheit
  • Polymer exterior prevents breakage
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 1 x 11 inches; 6.49 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A756
  • Heat Quality [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Fluval A756 Final Thoughts

"Until the next time."

So when I first received it it didn't work and I was very disappointed. The heater is super thin and the reflective surface is interesting. Two inches above that is a waterline for maximum. I love the heater otherwise, but I'm afraid some water has gotten inside the heater. So when I first received it it didn't work and I was very disappointed. Per my thermometers, they are all staying constant. I will definitely be buying another one for my other tanks at bigger one.

Overall Score
4.1

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

3. Fluval A767 Tronic Heater

User Ratings: 63 8

Fluval A767 First Impressions

"Very easy and accurate."

The temperature lights up so it's very easy to read. No biggie, but annoying nonetheless. Awesome chiller, perfect for Hydroponics. Awesome chiller, perfect for Hydroponics. The heater is easy; turn the dial to set temp and plug in. If the water runs low or air gets in the heater shuts off. I emailed the email it says to and told them.

  • Fluval A767 Tronic Heater
  • Fully submersible, easy to use electronic aquarium heater
  • Patented thermal sensor continuously samples water temperatures
  • Fast heat technology quickly achieves optimum temperature
  • Advanced circuitry for safe and reliable heating
  • 100-watt electronic heater, 13 inches long
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 4 x 7 inches; 11.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A767
  • Heat Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Fluval A767 Final Thoughts

"I like this heater."

I noticed my old hygger heater beginning to fail and my wife ordered this one. The heater is super thin and the reflective surface is interesting. After several weeks of running the heater. Come on Fluval, expect better from you. Takes a little while to drop the temps if it is hot in the garage. We wish the controls were available in Farenheit also to make things a little easier. The heater is being used in a 40 gallon breeder.

Overall Score
4.2

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

4. Orlushy Submersible Aquarium Heater,100W/150W/200W/300W Fish Tahk Heater with Adjust Knob Thermostat...

User Ratings: 77 3

Orlushy First Impressions

"Highly recommended."

It's only been set up for a month we'll see how well it does in a few months. This does a great job at regulating the temp in my 10 gallon. Seems to keep the temp n the tank fairly regular. But my guys don't read them and don't listen! I'm not a big fan of the big glass tubes. --Temperature adjustment labeling is on top rather than on the rod. Easy enough to let it run all the time.

  • Orlushy Submersible Aquarium Heater,100W/150W/200W/300W Fish Tahk Heater with Adjust Knob Thermostat 2 Suction Cups and Free Thermometer Suitable for Marine Saltwater and Freshwater
  • ★300W aquarium heater is suitable for 50 to 80 gallons aquariums,Length - 11 inch,voltage 110-120V, power cord is 6ft, please choose the right wattage aquarium heater according to our size chart.
  • ★It shows an area to adjust the temperature. It's not exactly accurate but it turns easy and can be adjusted at small intervals.
  • ★Explosion Proof: 2mm thickened quartz glass,can be used in fresh water and salt water aquariums,easy to hide in the tank.
  • ★Precise temperature dial from 68 to 89°F allows for complete control of aquatic climate within a 1-degree difference.
  • ★Adjustable Aquarium Fish Tank Water Heater Sensitive and reliable thermostat maintains uniform temperature. Automatic shut off when the temperature is reached
  • Manufacture: Nova pet supplies co.LTD
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Orlushy
  • Heat Quality [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

Orlushy Final Thoughts

"5 stars in my book!"

I was amazed how quickly I got to my temperature I need it 78 degrees. I am very happy with this purchase. The heater is easy; turn the dial to set temp and plug in. I am very happy with this purchase. My fish likes to get close to it and he has never been hurt by it. At this time I highly recommend this product. Awesome chiller, perfect for Hydroponics.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(2456 Points)

5. PASTE 300W 500W Aquarium Heater Submersible, 50-90 Gallon Fish Tank Heater with Durable Quartz Glass...

User Ratings: 68 11

PASTE First Impressions

"Same suckers for years!"

Personally for me the housing doesn't bother me. And I get to keep the first one I bought! The temperatures are pretty accurate. It is safe and dependable and comes with a one year warranty. It would stick out of my 30 g wide tank if I were to put it vertical. This does a great job at regulating the temp in my 10 gallon. When i installed them, i let them sit in the tanks without power for 6-24 hours.

  • PASTE 300W 500W Aquarium Heater Submersible, 50-90 Gallon Fish Tank Heater with Durable Quartz Glass and Protective Sleeve 3 Suckers Auto Thermostat for Fresh-Water and Salt-Water…
  • [SAFE AND DURABLE]: High quality Quartz Glass has Explosion-proof Shatterproof Shield-proof Design than conventional glass. Extra protective Sleeve updated for Anti-melting anti punching prevents electricity leakage, multiple sealed material. Provide the safety of living environment for your aquatic creatures
  • [USED WIDELY]: This 300W Fish Tank Heater is suitable for aquariums from 50 to 80 gallons (150-250 liters), is great for both Fresh Water and Marine Water aquariums, and you can choose the appropriate temperature for your fish, turtle, and plants.(The suitable temperature range for most tropical fish is 76°F to 80°F/24°C -27°C )
  • [ACCURATE THERMAL CONTROL]: Set and adjust the desired temperature with the use of the Temperature Controller on the top. The adjusting range is between 68°F~94°F (20°C~34.5°C),which allows for complete control of aquatic climate within a 2-degree difference. The small dot between each 2 numbers means 2 degree. At the same time has the automatic constant temperature function, builds the overheat and the water shortage protection mechanism
  • [INSTALLATION EASILY]: The 300 watt heater aquarium comes with 3 powerful suction cups to help you easily mount the heating rod vertically or horizontally in the tank, preferably horizontally near the water inlet and outlet to ensure that the tank is warm in all corners.
  • [SATISFACTION GUARANTEED]: Our fish tank heater 300 watt is built with durability in mind and safety for every design, In the remote possibility that you’re not satisfied with our product, just contact us, our customer service staff will respond within 12 hours and provide professional after-sales service. We hope to hear your advise the first time. Please be sure to leave a comment for us after you purchase. Thank you for your choice.
  • Manufacture: PASTE
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.4 x 1.4 inches; 14.67 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PASTE
  • Heat Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

PASTE Final Thoughts

"Buy with confidence!"

Two inches above that is a waterline for maximum. It comes with a hanging kit and can be secured on the edge of the tank. Sometimes it gets outside of it's ability to cool but only within a few degrees. This has the best controller that I have found on the market. I was worried about the quality but I am thoroughly impressed with this heater! I have it set to 81F to get a 77F water temp. This product came in the nick of time!

Overall Score
4.3

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

6. Finnex Hang-On Electronic Controller Aquarium Heater, Titanium Tube

User Ratings: 61 12

Finnex HMA-500 First Impressions

"Yes, you read that right."

I was worried about the quality but I am thoroughly impressed with this heater! I will definitely be buying another one for my other tanks at bigger one. We received the chiller promptly and put it into use. 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. I waited a little bit to write the review so it could be accurate. The temperature lights up so it's very easy to read.

  • Finnex Hang-On Electronic Controller Aquarium Heater, Titanium Tube
  • Titanium Tube
  • Sleek analog controller
  • HMA 500: 100-120 Gallons
  • Manufacture: JSK Merchandise Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 14.48 x 1 x 1 inches; 14.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Finnex HMA-500
  • Heat Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

Finnex HMA-500 Final Thoughts

"I would buy again."

This has the best controller that I have found on the market. 210 gallon ones and one 90 gallon bow front tank. The heater is easy; turn the dial to set temp and plug in. The heater is being used in a 40 gallon breeder. This heater works, but the dial it isn't very accurate. It's only been set up for a month we'll see how well it does in a few months. This product came in the nick of time!

Overall Score
4.1

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

7. HITOP 25W 50W 100W Adjustable Aquarium Heater, Submersible Fish Tank Heater Thermostat with Suction ...

User Ratings: 70 5

HITOP HP 608 First Impressions

"Bought the 300W one."

Personally for me the housing doesn't bother me. I used to try those other cheap heaters sold on amazon. Sometimes it gets outside of it's ability to cool but only within a few degrees. There is a misconception on the internet that the heater isn't fully submersible. Easy enough to let it run all the time. I noticed my old hygger heater beginning to fail and my wife ordered this one. This heater warmed it right up and now my Betta and guppies are more active.

  • HITOP 25W 50W 100W Adjustable Aquarium Heater, Submersible Fish Tank Heater Thermostat with Suction Cup
  • 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).
  • 50W aquarium heater, length 7.8-inch, power cord 4.9ft, designed for small fish tanks, recommended for aquariums up to 20 Gallons.
  • Bonus a stick-on thermometer, no need to buy another thermometer, 24-Hour Professional After-sales Service.
  • Manufacture: Haisen
  • Product Dimensions: 7.87 x 0.98 x 0.98 inches; 8.78 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HITOP HP 608
  • Heat Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

HITOP HP 608 Final Thoughts

"So far it seems great!"

I tested it by unplugging and replugging it. The red light means it's off, blue light means the temperature is constant. The heater is easy; turn the dial to set temp and plug in. It's pretty noticeable, but I don't really care. The temperature gauge is fairly accurate in my 55 gallon tank. This this is amazing and is worth the money. After several weeks of running the heater.

Overall Score
4.4

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

8. hygger Submersible Aquarium Heater,100W /300W Adjustable Fish Tank Heater with External Temp Control...

User Ratings: 73 9

hygger First Impressions

"5 gallons."

I have it set to 81F to get a 77F water temp. I dont know, and havent tried just yet. Easy enough to let it run all the time. The temperature gauge is fairly accurate in my 55 gallon tank. It took about an hour to reach 80f, which is fairly quick. I love the heater otherwise, but I'm afraid some water has gotten inside the heater. It's only been set up for a month we'll see how well it does in a few months.

  • hygger Submersible Aquarium Heater,100W /300W Adjustable Fish Tank Heater with External Temp Controller Auto Thermostat Heater for 10-60 Gallon Saltwater and Freshwater Tank
  • 300W AQUARIUM HEATER: For 30 to 60 gallon fish tanks, with a precision probe inside, it is possible to monitor heat more efficiently and avoid "cooking fish", and it can be fixed on the inner glass of the aquarium with suction cup without disturbing the fish.
  • TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT: Set the temperature on the adjustment wheel outside the aquarium. The adjustment knob of submersible aquarium heater can select the temperature between 75°F and 91°F , Temp Control Accuracy:±2℉,Temp Accuracy:±1℉, without worrying about hand wetness.
  • FULLY AUTOMATIC CONTROL: When the water temperature is higher than the set temperature value, the fish tank heater will automatically stop; if the water temperature is lower than the set temperature, the heater will automatically start heating (error is 1.5-2°F).
  • OVERHEAT PROTECTION: When the water temperature is over 97°F, the aquarium heater will auto shut down. If a fault occurs, the backup circuit in the controller will work to shut it down. It provides a warm and sustainable environment while keeping a safe life for fish.
  • RELIABLE QUALITY: Use milky quartz material, can resist a high temp of 1800 fahrenheit degree, excellent in explosion-proof and shatter-resistant, to prevent burns on your pet. Fish tank water Heater is suitable for saltwater and freshwater, fast heating, corrosion resistance and oxidation resistance.
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Heat Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

hygger Final Thoughts

"Very pleased so far."

There is no protection from it banging on the glass tank. There is a misconception on the internet that the heater isn't fully submersible. --The cylinder or rod diameter is bigger. They shipped us the upgraded version that also heats! All seem to vary between 1-2 degrees of each other which doesn't concern me much. I like to keep it at 72 and from my thermometer it is reading at exactly 72. There is no protection from it banging on the glass tank.

Overall Score
4.3

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

9. Fluval A767 Tronic Heater

User Ratings: 63 8

Fluval A767 First Impressions

"Very easy and accurate."

The temperature lights up so it's very easy to read. No biggie, but annoying nonetheless. Awesome chiller, perfect for Hydroponics. Awesome chiller, perfect for Hydroponics. The heater is easy; turn the dial to set temp and plug in. If the water runs low or air gets in the heater shuts off. I emailed the email it says to and told them.

  • Fluval A767 Tronic Heater
  • Fully submersible, easy to use electronic aquarium heater
  • Patented thermal sensor continuously samples water temperatures
  • Fast heat technology quickly achieves optimum temperature
  • Advanced circuitry for safe and reliable heating
  • 100-watt electronic heater, 13 inches long
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 4 x 7 inches; 11.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A767
  • Heat Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Fluval A767 Final Thoughts

"I like this heater."

I noticed my old hygger heater beginning to fail and my wife ordered this one. The heater is super thin and the reflective surface is interesting. After several weeks of running the heater. Come on Fluval, expect better from you. Takes a little while to drop the temps if it is hot in the garage. We wish the controls were available in Farenheit also to make things a little easier. The heater is being used in a 40 gallon breeder.

Overall Score
4.2

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

10. Sheye 500W Aquarium Heater, Fast Heating Submersible Thermostat, Titanium Fish Tank Heater, with LED...

User Ratings: 65

Sheye First Impressions

"Great heater."

It took me only two tries to get it to the correct temperature. The setting always stayed the same. But I am single and don't have to worry about this. It took me only two tries to get it to the correct temperature. They promptly fixed the issue without any delays or drama. Also I like how it shows both the current temperature and the set temperature. The heater protector was very heavy plastic and slim lined which is great.

  • Sheye 500W Aquarium Heater, Fast Heating Submersible Thermostat, Titanium Fish Tank Heater, with LED Digital Display and External Temperature Controller, for Salt/Fresh Water
  • [Safe & Reliable]: Accurate temperature control making the temperature difference within ±1℃/±2ºF; automatically shut-off the power to avoid overheating and damage, keeping your fish healthy.
  • [Rapid Heating]: Aquarium heaters is made of high quality Titanium metal, high heat transfer efficiency and short heating time. 500 watts is ideal for large aquariums of 60-150 gallons.
  • [Easy Installation]: Vertical or horizontal installation and ensure the device is fully submerged underwater.
  • [External Temperature Controller]: The touch-button controller adjusts the temperature without getting your hands wet. It’s easy to control the temp from 68℉/20°C to 94℉/34°C.
  • [Wide Compatibility]: The fish tank aquarium heater applicable for freshwater and marine aquariums, aquaculture, glass containers, and hydroponic systems.
  • Manufacture: Sheye
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sheye
  • Heat Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Sheye Final Thoughts

"The FreeSea is amazing."

Very easy to install and the adjustable temperature gauge is pretty accurate. The temperature gauge is fairly accurate in my 55 gallon tank. I like the fact that it comes with a digital thermometer. Thanks for the great customer service! It does blend well in some setups and may look bulky in others. I have had to turn the dial to about 78-79 for the tank to stay around 76 degrees. So far I like it setup was super easy.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(9 Points)

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