Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Hydor Aquarium Heaters

1. Hydor Submersible Glass Aquarium Heater - Original Theo

User Ratings: 56 18

Hydor T11702 First Impressions

"Highly recommended."

This has been in my fish tank for a few months now and it's been absolutely perfect! Checked the accuracy of the heater with an infrared thermometer. We would consider a replacement and then we would return the defective unit. So far I like it setup was super easy. I adjusted the set temperature a little lower to be more in the range I wanted. Sometimes it gets outside of it's ability to cool but only within a few degrees. It's only been set up for a month we'll see how well it does in a few months.

  • Hydor Submersible Glass Aquarium Heater - Original Theo
  • High resistance - the first shatter proof heater
  • Shock resistant
  • Position vertical, horizontal and completely submerged
  • Graduated scale for precise maintenance of set temperature
  • No damage in case of running dry
  • Manufacture: Hydor USA, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2 x 10 inches; 8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hydor T11702
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Hydor T11702 Final Thoughts

"I like the size."

Was very impressed with the quality of this heater. It took me only two tries to get it to the correct temperature. Easy enough to let it run all the time. I dont know, and havent tried just yet. Beware, but we are hoping for a good outcome! Also were nice along the whole process. I wouldn't buy any other heater, unless one of these stops working.

Overall Score
3.8


(1809 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Hydor Aquarium Heaters

2. Hydor Slim Heater for Bettas, Bowls and Aquariums

User Ratings: 52 13

Hydor T20201 First Impressions

"And I am glad I did."

I think it works well to not stand out like other heaters. Now, both points are clear on the package instructions. Temperature is slightly off by running a little warmer. My heater is fully submerged underwater and works perfectly fine. It's pretty noticeable, but I don't really care. If the blue light is flashing it means the heater is not fully submersible. I contacted the manufacturer and they sent me a new unit in less than a week!

  • Hydor Slim Heater for Bettas, Bowls and Aquariums
  • Helps guarantee your fish a healthy life by promoting the ideal water temperature.
  • Plug and Play, No temperature to set
  • Can be positioned under gravel
  • No glass components
  • Heater is UL listed
  • Manufacture: Hydor USA, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.25 x 3.25 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hydor T20201
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Hydor T20201 Final Thoughts

"Overall happy."

The temperatures are pretty accurate. The temperature gauge is fairly accurate in my 55 gallon tank. It took me a few days slowly turning the dial up to finally get it where I wanted. The heater protector was very heavy plastic and slim lined which is great. They promptly fixed the issue without any delays or drama. I adjusted the set temperature a little lower to be more in the range I wanted. Sometimes you may have to tinker around with the dial.

Overall Score
3.9


(1510 Points)

3. boxtech Aquarium Heater, 50W/100W/300W Explosion Proof Submersible Thermostat with Adjust Knob and 2...

User Ratings: 69 8

boxtech First Impressions

"Best addition to my tank."

There is no protection from it banging on the glass tank. Sometimes you may have to tinker around with the dial. I got this heater for my 55 gallon aquarium. Awesome chiller, perfect for Hydroponics. The heater is easy; turn the dial to set temp and plug in. 210 gallon ones and one 90 gallon bow front tank. I got the 200W variant for my 54 gallon corner tank that's housing goldfish.

  • boxtech Aquarium Heater, 50W/100W/300W Explosion Proof Submersible Thermostat with Adjust Knob and 2 Suction Cups Suit Marine Saltwater and Freshwater
  • Fish Tank Heater: 300W aquarium heaters suit for 30 - 80 Gallon fish tank. Voltage:110V, power cord is 5.57ft, Max deep water immersion 20 inch/1.7 FT
  • Correct installation: Stick the heater vertical onto the tank side near the water intake or on the way of water flow.(This way the heater can quickly sense the water temperature and make adjustments automatically), Keep the aquarium heater fully submerged in water
  • Fully Automatic Control: Design with External Temperature Controller, Temperature Range is 68 ºF-90 ºF, when water temperature achieve the setting temperature, heater will automatically stop heating, when water temperature is lower than the setting temperature, heater will automatically start heating
  • Quartz Tube Safety Protection: Made of heat-resistant milky quartz Glass and UL-Approved Power Cord, Controller IPX4, Heater IPX8 that make it pretty shatter-proof and Explosion-proof and prevents electricity leakage, service life can be 3 years or more
  • Notice Please: Before you clean the aquarium or change water, pls must cut off the heater power, after 10 minute cooling then take out the heater and regularly clean the scale on the heater
  • Temperature Control: Design with External Temperature Controller, Temperature Range is 68ºF-90ºF, when water temperature achieve the setting temperature, heater will automatically stop heating, when water temperature is lower than the setting temperature, heater will automatically start heating.
  • Voltage:110 V Frequency: 50HZ
  • Led Indicator Light:When it working, the indicator light is red.
  • Manufacture: BOXTECH
  • Product Dimensions: 13.39 x 1.97 x 3.54 inches; 11.99 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The boxtech
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boxtech Final Thoughts

"There was only~0."

You don't have to worry about wide temperature swings with this unit. I was amazed how quickly I got to my temperature I need it 78 degrees. This has been in my fish tank for a few months now and it's been absolutely perfect! You don't have to worry about wide temperature swings with this unit. It is a bonus that the heater is titanium. I have it set to 81F to get a 77F water temp. My fish likes to get close to it and he has never been hurt by it.

Overall Score
4.3


(523 Points)

4. Hydor Submersible Glass Aquarium Heater - Original Theo

User Ratings: 56 18

Hydor T11702 First Impressions

"Highly recommended."

This has been in my fish tank for a few months now and it's been absolutely perfect! Checked the accuracy of the heater with an infrared thermometer. We would consider a replacement and then we would return the defective unit. So far I like it setup was super easy. I adjusted the set temperature a little lower to be more in the range I wanted. Sometimes it gets outside of it's ability to cool but only within a few degrees. It's only been set up for a month we'll see how well it does in a few months.

  • Hydor Submersible Glass Aquarium Heater - Original Theo
  • High resistance - the first shatter proof heater
  • Shock resistant
  • Position vertical, horizontal and completely submerged
  • Graduated scale for precise maintenance of set temperature
  • No damage in case of running dry
  • Manufacture: Hydor USA, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2 x 10 inches; 8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hydor T11702
  • Heat Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Hydor T11702 Final Thoughts

"I like the size."

Was very impressed with the quality of this heater. It took me only two tries to get it to the correct temperature. Easy enough to let it run all the time. I dont know, and havent tried just yet. Beware, but we are hoping for a good outcome! Also were nice along the whole process. I wouldn't buy any other heater, unless one of these stops working.

Overall Score
3.8


(1809 Points)

5. JBJ Aquarium Arctica Titanium Chiller

User Ratings: 73 7

JBJ 1/5 HP First Impressions

"That wasn't a good sign."

I have a 10gallon tank that was at 72 degrees. But I am single and don't have to worry about this. 210 gallon ones and one 90 gallon bow front tank. Easy to read the temp and know exactly how warm the water is. This heater warmed it right up and now my Betta and guppies are more active. The temperature lights up so it's very easy to read. I noticed my old hygger heater beginning to fail and my wife ordered this one.

  • JBJ Aquarium Arctica Titanium Chiller
  • Aquarium arctica titanium chiller; smart memory chip restores to last set temperature after power failure; digital LED temperature controller can easily be read day or night; quick installation with hose.
  • Highly efficient condenser; use less energy
  • Corrosion resistant; contains safe ozone friendly refrigerant R-134A
  • Country Of Origin: South Korea
  • Manufacture: Transworld Aquatic
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 21 x 20 inches; 46 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JBJ 1/5 HP
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JBJ 1/5 HP Final Thoughts

"9 degrees."

I had a thermometer on opposite side of tank and the heater was dead on true. I left seller feedback yesterday but have yet to hear from the seller. The bonus digital thermometer it came with has been super helpful, and is accurate. I got the 200W variant for my 54 gallon corner tank that's housing goldfish. I'm not a big fan of the big glass tubes. The design is sleek and modern looking. Also I like how it shows both the current temperature and the set temperature.

Overall Score
4.4


(55 Points)

6. POPETPOP [Upgraded 400W Aquarium Heater - Submersible Titanium Fish Tank Heaters with Intelligent LE...

User Ratings: 70 10

POPETPOP D18MP18Q1I4V9ISBXYOU58NNE First Impressions

"Looks as advertised."

It is a bonus that the heater is titanium. All seem to vary between 1-2 degrees of each other which doesn't concern me much. This has the best controller that I have found on the market. Sometimes it gets outside of it's ability to cool but only within a few degrees. The suction cups are large, high quality and seem to stick great. But I am single and don't have to worry about this. Was very impressed with the quality of this heater.

  • POPETPOP [Upgraded 400W Aquarium Heater - Submersible Titanium Fish Tank Heaters with Intelligent LED Temperature Display
  • √ [UPGRADED] MORE PRECISE TEMPERATURE - Upgraded sensing probes on the top of heater provides more precise induction that reduces temperature error which allows you check the temperature of the aquarium more easily to prevent the difference temperature in water from making the fish sick.
  • √ [UPGRADED] DURABLE HEATING WIRE - The aquarium heater was changed from the original iron-chromium wire to the nickel-chromium wire to ensure the heater has longer life and precisely control heater temperature. It is extremely durable and stable, and faster heating than normal glass heaters.
  • √ SAFETY PROTECTION - The fish tank aquarium heater has CE, FCC and ROHS certification. When sensing probe is exposed in the air or detected the water is overheating, the heater will stop heating. Giving your aquarium fish, amphibians, turtles safety protection.
  • √ EASY TO ADJUST TEMPERATURE - LED digital display temperature that is easy to observe the temperature set by the heater. Using intelligent IC chip for more precise temperature control with less error (±1°C/±2℉). The touch button ensures that the hand is not wet when adjusting the temperature.
  • √ SIMPLE OPERATION - The 400w fish tank heater can be used in 70-80gal gallon fresh water and salt water aquariums. Easy to set temp from 20°C ~ 34°C(68℉~ 94℉). Note: Don't expose the heater out of water surface as this may cause damage to the heater.
  • Manufacture: POPETPOP
  • Item Weight: 11.5 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 12.99 x 1.57 x 1.57 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The POPETPOP D18MP18Q1I4V9ISBXYOU58NNE
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POPETPOP D18MP18Q1I4V9ISBXYOU58NNE Final Thoughts

"Bought the 300W one."

Am a totally sold customer and would recommend them to anybody! All seem to vary between 1-2 degrees of each other which doesn't concern me much. The temperature has been holding all day, even in a colder room. It took me only two tries to get it to the correct temperature. I have only had minor problems with the suction cups. --The heater itself is a bit shorter if your tank is a short one. Bought it as a chiller for the k40 CO2 laser.

Overall Score
4.3


(444 Points)

7. Yescom 400W Submersible Adjustable Thermostat Aquarium Heater Titanium Fish Tank Heater 80 Gallon Sa...

User Ratings: 34

Yescom First Impressions

"Same suckers for years!"

--The heater itself is a bit shorter if your tank is a short one. Easy enough to let it run all the time. I emailed the email it says to and told them. When i installed them, i let them sit in the tanks without power for 6-24 hours. I have 3 of the Fluval heaters, in various sizes. They shipped us the upgraded version that also heats! The suction cups are large, high quality and seem to stick great.

  • Yescom 400W Submersible Adjustable Thermostat Aquarium Heater Titanium Fish Tank Heater 80 Gallon Salt Fresh Water
  • Aquarium Heater: 400w fish tank heater fits 3 1/4 to 3 11/12 ft fish tank and is ideal for fresh water & salty water aquariums, is suitable for 70-80 gallon
  • LCD Digital Display: Easy to observe the water temperature and the external controller is safe to adjust temperature
  • More durable: Made of Titanium Alloy, IPX8 water-proof, explosion-proof, corrosion-proof, scald-preventing
  • Power-off Protection: When sensing probe is exposed in the air or the water temperature is above 94°F, the heater will stop heating to effectively prevent dry burning
  • Buy with confidence: CE, FCC, ROHS certificated for safe protection
  • Manufacture: Yescom
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches; 13.93 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Yescom
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Yescom Final Thoughts

"5 or even."

If the blue light is flashing it means the heater is not fully submersible. Well worth the money the first one I bought still works great. I use a 50 for a 5 gal and a 10 gal tank. I dont know, and havent tried just yet. I appreciate the exterior temp readout and control module. I tested it by unplugging and replugging it. I contacted the manufacturer and they sent me a new unit in less than a week!

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

8. hygger 50W 100W Submersible Digital Display Mini Aquarium Heater for Small Fish Tank, Compact and Fa...

User Ratings: 67 10

hygger First Impressions

"This heater works great."

The red light means it's off, blue light means the temperature is constant. 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. This does a great job at regulating the temp in my 10 gallon. This heater works, but the dial it isn't very accurate. My heater is fully submerged underwater and works perfectly fine. The bonus digital thermometer it came with has been super helpful, and is accurate.

  • hygger 50W 100W Submersible Digital Display Mini Aquarium Heater for Small Fish Tank, Compact and Fast Heating Thermostat, with External Controller and Built-in Thermometer, for Betta Turtle
  • 【Compact Small Heater】110-120V/60HZ oval shape design little aquarium heater, fast heating for small fish tank. 50W tank heater is for 1-6.5gallon, 100W tank heater is for 6.5-13 gallon. Heater Dimension: 2.7x1.4x 4.5 inch. The power cord is 5ft, long enough for use indoors. With 2 strong suction cups at the back side of the betta heater, it's easy to install it on to glass, acrylic or plastic tank
  • 【External Controller】easy to set the temp on the controller, only show farenheit temp, you can set the temp range from 63℉ to 94℉, temp accuracy 1℉. Every time you set the temp, just press the button over and over until it reaches to your desired temp, then stop and wait the digit flashing for 3 times, then setting is done. Keep the controller away from water, it's not waterproof
  • 【Digital Display】with led display on the midle of the heater front side, when the fish tank heater is heating, there indicator light above the digit is on red, when it stop heating, the light is off. The heater with a built-in thermometer, when temp setting is done, the led will show the water temp all the time. The led will display the set temp digit only when you press the controller
  • 【Reliable Thermostat】this an automatic aquarium thermostat, after finishing the temp setting, you can be confidence on that it will maintain the tank water at the temp you set. The tank heater will stop heating when the water temp reaches to set temp, it will restart to heating when the water temp is 1℉ off the set temp. If the water temp is over 95℉, the heater will auto shut off and led displaying HH, it will work normally again when the water temp is lower than 95℉
  • 【Shut off When Out of Water】please note that this a fully submersible aquarium heater for fresh water and saltwater tank, when the top part of the heater is out of water it will auto shut off and the led displaying E1, when fully in water again it will return to normal work again
  • Compact and small shape, with plastic guard.
  • It has memory function if power failure happens.
  • With 2 strong suction cups, can be replaced.
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Product Dimensions: 2.76 x 1.38 x 4.53 inches; 9.59 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"I have a 5."

I appreciate the exterior temp readout and control module. I will definitely be buying another one for my other tanks at bigger one. I adjusted the set temperature a little lower to be more in the range I wanted. What more could you ask for great job Hygger Duncan. The heater is being used in a 40 gallon breeder. When i installed them, i let them sit in the tanks without power for 6-24 hours. Temperature is slightly off by running a little warmer.

Overall Score
4.2


(875 Points)

9. FREESEA Aquarium Fish Tank Heater: 50 | 100 | 300 Watt Adjustable Thermostat with 2 Suction Cups & T...

User Ratings: 70 10

FREESEA First Impressions

"Quality was amazing."

Thanks for the great customer service! This little heater is perfect; this is our third purchase of the same heater. Bought it as a chiller for the k40 CO2 laser. Will update my review if any changes occur. The line is there due to regulations in certain countries. This product came in the nick of time! It took me only two tries to get it to the correct temperature.

  • FREESEA Aquarium Fish Tank Heater: 50 | 100 | 300 Watt Adjustable Thermostat with 2 Suction Cups & Thermometer for Betta Tank | Saltwater Tank | Aquarium | Coral Tank
  • ★【300Watt Heater】: This Aquarium heater is suitable for 40 to 60 gallons aquariums, Length - 12.6 inch,voltage 110-120V, power cord is 4.0 ft, please choose the right wattage aquarium heater according to our size chart.
  • ★【Temperature Range】: 64°F~93°F , It is very easy to adjust the temperature you need, we also deliberately give each customer a free diving thermometer, you can observe the water temperature of the fish tank at any time.
  • ★【Intelligent Temperature Control】: Automatic constant temperature function, when water temperature reaches to specified temperature value, heater will automatically stop heating, when water temperature is lower than the set temperature, heater will automatically start heating. Furthermore, Automatic safety shut-off feature, and overheating protection.
  • ★【High Quality】: This upgraded aquarium heater now updated for 2mm durable Quartz Glass, which is pretty shatter-proof and blast-proof and prevents electricity leakage. And the stronger protective container updated for Anti-melting anti punching double sealed material, it is scald-preventing for your pets and your safety, suitable both for fresh and salt water.
  • ★【Satisfaction Guaranteed】: Gain the confidence to go hard with us! Our Aquarium Heater 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, and we will gladly give you a new Aquarium Heater replacement. 12 Month Warranty and 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service.
  • Manufacture: FREESEA
  • Product Dimensions: 13.39 x 1.18 x 0.79 inches; 10.58 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FREESEA
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FREESEA Final Thoughts

"Well written but vague."

The heater protector was very heavy plastic and slim lined which is great. It would stick out of my 30 g wide tank if I were to put it vertical. It took me only two tries to get it to the correct temperature. This heater works, but the dial it isn't very accurate. The bonus digital thermometer it came with has been super helpful, and is accurate. Product was received fast, works excellent! It is safe and dependable and comes with a one year warranty.

Overall Score
4.3


(44 Points)

10. Zacro Aquarium Heater, 100W Submersible Digital Display Mini Fish Tank Heater with Intelligent LED T...

User Ratings: 67 6

Zacro First Impressions

"That was cool."

I confirm it with my cooking digital probe thermometer. The suction cups are large, high quality and seem to stick great. I went ahead and went with the the larger 300W for my 45 gallon. We received the chiller promptly and put it into use. I have a few of these and I use them in my 55 gallons tanks and a 29 gallon tank. I use this little heater for my 10 gallon quarantine tank. I will definitely be buying another one for my other tanks at bigger one.

  • Zacro Aquarium Heater, 100W Submersible Digital Display Mini Fish Tank Heater with Intelligent LED Temperature Display and External Temperature Controller, for 10-20gal Fish Tank
  • INTELLIGENT TEMPERATURE CONTROL: An intelligent IC chip controls the heater temperature, making the temperature difference within ±2ºF. Automatic constant temperature function, when water temperature reaches to specified temperature value, heater will automatically stop heating, when water temperature is lower than the set temperature, heater will automatically start heating. Provide the best living environment for your aquatic creatures.
  • DIGITAL DISPLAY&REMOTE CONTROLLER: Digital LED display shows real time water temperature. Heating temperature range from 68 to 91°F. The remote-button controller adjusts the temperature without getting your hands wet.
  • AUTOMATIC OVERHEATING PROTECTION: Once set the desired temperature, this fully submersible heater lights on red indicates that it is heating. It will auto shut off once it reach set temperature. If the heating rod temperature reaches 96.8°F (36°C), the heating rod will stop heating. The thermometer can observe the water temperature at any time.
  • SHUT OFF WHEN OUT OF WATER: Please note that this a fully submersible aquarium heater for fresh water and saltwater tank, when the top part of the heater is out of water it will auto shut off and the led displaying Er. The product uses explosion-proof quartz tube and is equipped with a plastic anti-collision sheath to prevent your aquatic organisms from being injured by touching the heating rod.
  • Our heating rods can be used continuously for up to 10,000 hours and can display the use time. Let you replace the heating rod in time to ensure the continuous water temperature.
  • Keep the heater fully submerged in water.
  • Don’t bury the heater under substrates such as gravels or sands.
  • Keep the remote temp controller away form water.
  • Manufacture: Zacro
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zacro
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Zacro Final Thoughts

"5 gallon tank."

And I get to keep the first one I bought! Pressing and holding the button for 5 seconds changes it from F to C readouts. Awesome chiller, perfect for Hydroponics. I like to keep it at 72 and from my thermometer it is reading at exactly 72. I will definitely be buying another one for my other tanks at bigger one. I am very happy with this purchase. No biggie, but annoying nonetheless.

Overall Score
4.4


(22 Points)

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