Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Inline Aquarium Heaters

1. Hygger Mini Inline Quartz Glass Aquarium Heater with External Controller, Adjustable Submersible Bet...

User Ratings: 70 6

hygger First Impressions

"Great heater."

Keeps the water consistent and it's easy to adjust! The controller is easy to use, very accurate and reliable. I like the fact that it comes with a digital thermometer. I use this little heater for my 10 gallon quarantine tank. And kids love pushing all sorts of buttons. So far I like it setup was super easy. I have a 10gallon tank that was at 72 degrees.

  • Hygger Mini Inline Quartz Glass Aquarium Heater with External Controller, Adjustable Submersible Betta Fish Tank Thermostat 50W/100W
  • 【For Fish Tank 5-15 gallon】50W aquarium heater, voltage AC110-120V 60HZ, power cord is 4.6ft. Heater rod length is 5 inch, mini compact heater for small fish tank use. Perfect for betta tank. A very compact heater, easy to hide in the tank
  • 【Automatic Stop & Restart】Effectively maintain the tank water in the constant temp you set, stop heating when water temp reaches to the set temp and restart heating when the water temp is 1-2℉ below the set temp.The indicator light on the controller will be on red when it's heating, will be off when it stop heating
  • 【With Built-in Thermometer】you can set the the temp from 68℉ to 90℉,temp exactness is within 2 degrees in fahrenheit. There is a built-in thermometer in the heater to detect the water temp, not need to buy seperate thermometer
  • 【Durable Quartz Glass】this aquarium heater tube is heat-resistant quartz glass made, excellent in explosion-proof, can be used in fresh water and salt water aquariums, white alundum sand as the heat-conducting media, service life can be 3 years or more
  • 【Fully Submersible】this fish tank heater is waterproof, must be fully submerged in water when working, place it horizontally or vertically near the water intake or where the way of water flow
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Buy with confidence!"

Those turned out to be a hit and miss. When i installed them, i let them sit in the tanks without power for 6-24 hours. --The heater itself is a bit shorter if your tank is a short one. I bought a similar one at the pet store and it barely worked. But my guys don't read them and don't listen! I am very happy with this purchase. So when I first received it it didn't work and I was very disappointed.

Overall Score
4.4


(475 Points)

2. 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
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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


(11 Points)

3. 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
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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)

4. 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
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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


(3152 Points)

5. VIVOSUN 50W-500W Aquarium Heater Submersible Titanium Fish Tank Heaters with Intelligent LED Tempera...

User Ratings: 73 8

VIVOSUN First Impressions

"Just bought a second one!"

The heater is being used in a 40 gallon breeder. We would consider a replacement and then we would return the defective unit. I would definitely recommend this product. The temperatures are pretty accurate. I got a hold of Amazon, who put me in touch with the seller. 210 gallon ones and one 90 gallon bow front tank. After several weeks of running the heater.

  • VIVOSUN 50W-500W Aquarium Heater Submersible Titanium Fish Tank Heaters with Intelligent LED Temperature Display and External Temperature Controller
  • PRECISE TEMPERATURE CONTROL: An intelligent IC chip controls the heater temperature, making the temperature difference within ±1℃/±2ºF; Provide the best living environment for your aquatic creatures
  • SAFETY GUARANTEE: Made with IP68, the highest waterproof level; and a titanium tube material that features explosion-proof and anti-corrosion engineering, which makes this submersible heater more resistant to damage while heating better than traditional glass heaters; Built with overheat and water shortage protection
  • 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; Check the size chart to find your desired fish tank heater
  • EASY TO SETUP: 300W submersible heater is suitable for 50 to 60 gallons aquariums; Vertical or horizontal installation and ensure the device is fully submerged underwater
  • WIDE COMPATIBILITY: The fish tank aquarium heater has CE, FCC and ROHS certification and the plug has a UL certification; Applicable for freshwater and marine aquariums, aquaculture, glass containers, and hydroponic systems
  • Press set button to start the temperature setting. The LED display will start to flash, continue pressing set button, the number in LED screen will circulate from 68 to 94 °F
  • Manufacture: VIVOSUN
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VIVOSUN Final Thoughts

"I bought the 7."

It is a bonus that the heater is titanium. I use a 50 for a 5 gal and a 10 gal tank. Sometimes it gets outside of it's ability to cool but only within a few degrees. I contacted the manufacturer and they sent me a new unit in less than a week! But my guys don't read them and don't listen! It took about an hour to reach 80f, which is fairly quick. I used to try those other cheap heaters sold on amazon.

Overall Score
4.4


(1173 Points)

6. 300w 150w 50w Submersible Aquarium Heater Auto Thermostat Heater with Suction,LED Small Mini Tempera...

User Ratings: 59 16

FTSTC First Impressions

"One word of caution."

The temperature gauge is fairly accurate in my 55 gallon tank. 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. I had a thermometer on opposite side of tank and the heater was dead on true. This is a powerful heater that holds temperature very well. Keeps the water consistent and it's easy to adjust! I confirm it with my cooking digital probe thermometer.

  • 300w 150w 50w Submersible Aquarium Heater Auto Thermostat Heater with Suction,LED Small Mini Temperature Display Aquarium Fish Tank Heater for Fish Tank Water
  • UPGRADED MORE DURABLE VERSION: Provided the best warm area to your fish in the cold winter.Keeps improving best aquarium heater for your fish tank, after collecting so many comments from customers, we upgrade its function and life time, now it works more continuously and accurately.
  • MORE SAFETY & HIGH QUALITY: This upgraded aquarium heater now updated for more 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.
  • FREE THERMOMETER: This fish tank heater come with an extra thermometer to show the accurate tank temperature to avoid overheat or freeze. It provide a constant warm environment for your pet fish to stay healthy, suitable both for fresh and salt water.
  • TEMPERATURE CONTROL: Aquarium heater works in intermittent operation mode and will automatically turn on/off to achieve the setting temperature constantly and stably. Setting the temperature by the red knob on the top with range is 64°F - 94°F.High accuracy(±1°F)
  • APPLICABLE TANK SIZE: Our submersible aquarium heaters are perfect designed for different size tank, 50W for 5-10 gallon; 100W for 10-30 gallon; 300W for 30-85 gallon, please choose the suitable power for your tank. And we also recommend to position it near a strong water flow, the outlet of a power filter is ideal, so that the whole aquarium are in the same temperature.
  • Manufacture: FTSTC
  • Batteries: 1 LR44 batteries required. (included)
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FTSTC Final Thoughts

"I'll try once more."

The heater is easy; turn the dial to set temp and plug in. We wish the controls were available in Farenheit also to make things a little easier. I was worried about the quality but I am thoroughly impressed with this heater! I have a few of these and I use them in my 55 gallons tanks and a 29 gallon tank. When i installed them, i let them sit in the tanks without power for 6-24 hours. This is a great heater that is very easy to set up and program. Would be great to be able to tune that to.

Overall Score
3.9


(1234 Points)

7. IOAOI Aquarium Heater for Fish Tank 50W for up to 20 Gallons Tanks Shatterproof for Both Marine and ...

User Ratings: 67 9

IOAOI First Impressions

"None so far."

This this is amazing and is worth the money. The heater is easy; turn the dial to set temp and plug in. --The heater itself is a bit shorter if your tank is a short one. And I get to keep the first one I bought! So if you set it to 78 degrees, the heater will not kick on until it reads 76. Awesome chiller, perfect for Hydroponics. Pressing and holding the button for 5 seconds changes it from F to C readouts.

  • IOAOI Aquarium Heater for Fish Tank 50W for up to 20 Gallons Tanks Shatterproof for Both Marine and Fresh Water Engineering Plastic Tube Outside and Stainless Steel Tube Inside Temperature Adjustable
  • This 50W aquarium heater is fitted with stainless steel tube inside and engineering plastic tube outside to protect against damage. No glass components. Equipped with dry-fire protection device.
  • Temperature range of this tank heater is from 68℉-88℉, adjustable via a simple knob on the top. +/- 1 ℉accuracy. The light will go on while it’s working and off while not.
  • Can be placed vertically or horizontally. BUT NOT TILTED. It will not operate if the bottom is higher than the top. Must be FULLY submerged.
  • Can be used both in freshwater and saltwater. Will not rust.
  • Dimensions of this fish tank heater: Height 8.6 in, Width 0.8 in of the tube and 1.2 in of the top. 6 ft cord.
  • Manufacture: IOAOI
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IOAOI Final Thoughts

"Will not switch!"

I have a 10gallon tank that was at 72 degrees. It took me a few days slowly turning the dial up to finally get it where I wanted. The suction cups are large, high quality and seem to stick great. The design is sleek and modern looking. I like to keep it at 72 and from my thermometer it is reading at exactly 72. After several weeks of running the heater. I used to try those other cheap heaters sold on amazon.

Overall Score
4.3


(139 Points)

8. Aqueon Submersible Heater

User Ratings: 67 11

Aqueon 100106102 First Impressions

"What a long."

Easy enough to let it run all the time. Also I like how it shows both the current temperature and the set temperature. Once I opened the box i noticed the quality of the construction. The controller is easy to use, very accurate and reliable. They promptly fixed the issue without any delays or drama. I will definitely be buying another one for my other tanks at bigger one. Those turned out to be a hit and miss.

  • Aqueon Submersible Heater
  • Precise temperature setting to 1-degree F (68-88 degrees F)
  • Recommended for aquariums up to 100-Gallons
  • Shatter-resistant construction, fully submersible
  • LED light turns on when aquarium water is being heated; Automatic safety shut off and overheat protection
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 15 x 1.5 inches; 8.96 Ounces
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Aqueon 100106102 Final Thoughts

"Will update in a month."

So if you set it to 78 degrees, the heater will not kick on until it reads 76. It would stick out of my 30 g wide tank if I were to put it vertical. This is a great heater that is very easy to set up and program. I am very happy with this purchase. This is only day one though, so I shall keep an eye one it. Easy to read the temp and know exactly how warm the water is. I like to keep it at 72 and from my thermometer it is reading at exactly 72.

Overall Score
4.2


(1157 Points)

9. 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
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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)

10. AQQA 50W 100W Aquarium Heater, Fish Tank Heater with Intelligent External LED Digital Display Temper...

User Ratings: 53 25

AQQA First Impressions

"No issues."

Easy enough to let it run all the time. The controller is easy to use, very accurate and reliable. I have only had minor problems with the suction cups. The suction cups are large, high quality and seem to stick great. Bought it as a chiller for the k40 CO2 laser. I have 3 of the Fluval heaters, in various sizes. You don't have to worry about wide temperature swings with this unit.

  • AQQA 50W 100W Aquarium Heater, Fish Tank Heater with Intelligent External LED Digital Display Temperature Controller, Fast Heating Submersible Thermostat for 1-13 Gallon Small Aquarium Tanks
  • WITH LED DIGITAL TEMPERATURE DISPLAY: Multi-function LED digital display shows the water temperature clearly and accurately. It is convenience to observe the temp change, higher security
  • EXTERNAL TEMPERATURE TOUCH CONTROLLER: Easy to set the desired temperature you want and it also can shows the water temperature
  • UNIQUE SAFETY PROTECTION: Explosion-proof quartz heating tube is safer than traditional coil heaters. Equipped with plastic protective sleeve: Prevents small fish from harmed
  • FAST HEATING THERMOSTAT: Shut off automatically when the heater exposed to air, then the LED display shows “E1”. When temp pass 97℉(36℃),the LED display shows “H1”, the heater will shut off automatically. When the heater tube running dry,the display shows “H2”,the heater will shut off automatically. It will restart to heating when the water temp is 1℉ off the set temp
  • WIDE APPLICATION: Small shape, it is ideal for small aquarium tanks. Suitable for freshwater and saltwater. NOTE: Please make sure that the heater is completely submerged in the water before turning on the power, and install it near the water flowing area to prevent uneven heating
  • Manufacture: AQQA
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AQQA Final Thoughts

"Until the next time."

I got the 200W variant for my 54 gallon corner tank that's housing goldfish. I think it works well to not stand out like other heaters. Checked the accuracy of the heater with an infrared thermometer. You don't have to worry about wide temperature swings with this unit. 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. Two inches above that is a waterline for maximum.

Overall Score
3.7


(119 Points)

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