Editor's Choice - Our Favorite SunGrow Aquarium Heaters

1. SunGrow Betta Plakat Heater, 10-Watt Submersible Aquarium Water Heater for Small Tanks (1.5-Gallons)...

User Ratings: 72 8

SunGrow First Impressions

"5 gallon tank."

I went ahead and went with the the larger 300W for my 45 gallon. The heater is super thin and the reflective surface is interesting. The bonus digital thermometer it came with has been super helpful, and is accurate. We wish the controls were available in Farenheit also to make things a little easier. Bought it as a chiller for the k40 CO2 laser. Pressing and holding the button for 5 seconds changes it from F to C readouts. Beware, but we are hoping for a good outcome!

  • SunGrow Betta Plakat Heater, 10-Watt Submersible Aquarium Water Heater for Small Tanks (1.5-Gallons), with Preset Temperature Capability, Suction Cups Included
  • ✔ KEEP YOUR BETTA HEALTHY --- To ensure that your betta has optimal health, you need to provide her with warm water. The water in the tank should not go below 74°F for optimal comfort and metabolic efficiency of your crown tail betta. The cold temperature for this gourami family fish will make her lethargic, stressed, and miserable.
  • ✔ AUTOMATICALLY REACHES THE PRESET TEMPERATURE --- The smart SunGrow heater for this freshwater fish has a built-in electronic thermostat to automatically maintain water around 72°F which is ideal for most tropical fish. It saves you from the trouble of constantly keeping a check on the temperature of your tank. It will automatically shut down when it will reach the desired temperature, no manual adjustment is needed.
  • ✔ CREATES THE IDEAL CONDITIONS FOR FLORA AND FAUNA --- The eastern Asian fish species can survive in a freshwater environment. This heater by SunGrow will create ideal conditions for them. A few preconditions are required to allow it to run with maximum efficiency. The heater must be completely submerged in the water and the indoor temperature should be around 62-74°F.
  • ✔ SUCTION CUPS INCLUDED FOR EASY INSTALLATION ---- Easily install the SunGrow Heater vertically or horizontally by using the built-in suction cups to attach to your tank. The best location to place the heater is in the stream of a powerhead or near the water flow, such as the outlet (or inlet) from the filter. This way the heat is evenly distributed throughout your tank.
  • ✔ FULLY SUBMERSIBLE WATER HEATER--- This 10-watt aquarium heater supports 1.5 gallons (5 liters) fish tank. Its exterior is designed with tougher than glass and the sealed polymer can be submerged into your tank. The heating element is surrounded by a thick plastic to ensure the protection of these caudal-finned betta fish.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Temperature!"

It would stick out of my 30 g wide tank if I were to put it vertical. It took about an hour to reach 80f, which is fairly quick. My fish likes to get close to it and he has never been hurt by it. Was very impressed with the quality of this heater. I left seller feedback yesterday but have yet to hear from the seller. I will be ordering more of these in the future. We received the chiller promptly and put it into use.

Overall Score
4.4


(71 Points)

2. Orangelight Aquarium Thermostat Heater Submersible Fish Tahk Heater with Adjust Knob Thermostat 2 Su...

User Ratings: 76 3

Orangelight First Impressions

"Long heater."

It comes with a hanging kit and can be secured on the edge of the tank. There is no protection from it banging on the glass tank. This heater works, but the dial it isn't very accurate. This is a powerful heater that holds temperature very well. Bought it as a chiller for the k40 CO2 laser. I'm not a big fan of the big glass tubes. There is a misconception on the internet that the heater isn't fully submersible.

  • Orangelight Aquarium Thermostat Heater Submersible Fish Tahk Heater with Adjust Knob Thermostat 2 Suction Cups
  • 【100 Watt Heater】This Aquarium heater is suitable for 15 to 25 gallons aquariums, Length - 10.5”, voltage 110-120V, power cord is 4.0 ft, please choose the right wattage aquarium heater according to your Aquarium.
  • 【Premium Shatterproof Glass】Made of shatterproof glass and BPA-free plastic. Orangelight aquarium heaters are fully submersible and safe for fish without any toxic substance producing.
  • 【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.
  • 【Fresh and Saltwater】Both suiting for fresh or saltwater aquariums, provide a constant warm environment for your tropical fish to stay healthy.
  • 【Wide Compatibility】Applicable for freshwater and marine aquariums, aquaculture, glass containers, and hydroponic systems
  • Made of shock resistant and shatter proof glass. Made of PTC element, an oxide ceramic, won't get fired, or broken like glass aquarium heaters, has longer service life and much safer than normal aquarium heaters.
  • 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.
  • Manufacture: Orangelight
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.15 x 1.15 inches; 4.16 Ounces
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Orangelight Final Thoughts

"Love this heater!"

This is only day one though, so I shall keep an eye one it. Seems to keep the temp n the tank fairly regular. I got the 200W variant for my 54 gallon corner tank that's housing goldfish. I have it set to 81F to get a 77F water temp. The heater is easy; turn the dial to set temp and plug in. It does blend well in some setups and may look bulky in others. It is a bonus that the heater is titanium.

Overall Score
4.6


(84 Points)

3. UPMCT Aquarium Heater, 50W 100W 300W Submersible Fish Tank Heater with Thermometer Strip Adjust Knob...

User Ratings: 62 12

UPMCT First Impressions

"Love this heater!"

It is safe and dependable and comes with a one year warranty. I was worried about the quality but I am thoroughly impressed with this heater! I dont know, and havent tried just yet. We wish the controls were available in Farenheit also to make things a little easier. Beware, but we are hoping for a good outcome! I dont know, and havent tried just yet. Come on Fluval, expect better from you.

  • UPMCT Aquarium Heater, 50W 100W 300W Submersible Fish Tank Heater with Thermometer Strip Adjust Knob Thermostat, Suitable for 5 to 85 Gallons
  • 【Quality Assurance】High-purity thick quartz explosion-proof crystal tube is used on the surface, there will be no rust spots, causing heavy metal damage to the fish. The double sealing waterproof can also prevent electric leakage, the fish will not be electrocuted due to leakage of the product. A heating guard with a high suction cup is provided as a gift, and the fish will not be burnt due to the fish touching the aquarium heater. Keep your fish live in a carefree warmth at any time!
  • 【Wide Range Of Temperature Adjustment】Bimetallic material, precise temperature control. Adjustable temperature ranges from 68°F to 94°F(20°C - 34°C), and you can choose the coziest temperature for your fish. (The suitable temperature range for most tropical fish is 76°F to 80°F/24°C -27°C ). At the same time, a temperature sticker is attached to the fish tank, allowing you to intuitively detect temperature changes at any time, so that you can use it with more confidence.
  • 【Suitable For 5-85 Gallon Tanks】50W aquarium heater is suitable for a 5 to 15 gallon tank, 100W aquarium heater is suitable for a 15 to 25 gallon tank. 300W aquarium heater is suitable for a 50 to 85 gallon tank. It is suitable for fresh water and sea water! Please confirm the wattage, tank capacity and other details before purchasing to select the aquarium heater with appropriate wattage.
  • 【Easy To Install】Can be installed vertically or horizontally, but the aquarium heater must be completely submerged in water. We also recommend placing it near a strong water flow, where the outlet of the mains filter is ideal, so that the temperature of the entire aquarium is the same.
  • 【How To Use】Immerse the aquarium heater completely into the aquarium or tank, wait for 10-15 minutes to let the internal temperature adapt to the actual water temperature in the tank. Then twist the thermostat knob, adjust the temperature to 68°-94°F and then connect to the power supply.
  • Manufacture: UPMCT
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 1.1 x 1.1 inches; 10.5 Ounces
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UPMCT Final Thoughts

"No issues."

All seem to vary between 1-2 degrees of each other which doesn't concern me much. The temperature gauge is fairly accurate in my 55 gallon tank. I would definitely recommend this product. The red light means it's off, blue light means the temperature is constant. I got a hold of Amazon, who put me in touch with the seller. Ick for instance detaches from fish at 86 degrees and dies at 89. No biggie, but annoying nonetheless.

Overall Score
4.1


(379 Points)

4. 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)

5. IceProbe Thermoelectric Aquarium Chiller - 4 in. x 4 3/4 in. x 7 1/2 in.

User Ratings: 60 13

Nova First Impressions

"So far so good."

I will definitely be buying another one for my other tanks at bigger one. There is a misconception on the internet that the heater isn't fully submersible. I have 3 of the Fluval heaters, in various sizes. You program it for temperature you want your tank to be. Those turned out to be a hit and miss. Personally for me the housing doesn't bother me. I emailed the email it says to and told them.

  • IceProbe Thermoelectric Aquarium Chiller - 4 in. x 4 3/4 in. x 7 1/2 in.
  • Unit is 4" x 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" includes probe. Cord: 5' 9", probe cord: 6'.
  • Warranty: Unit has a one year warrenty agains defects in materials and workmanship.
  • Manufacture: NOVA TEC
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.5 x 8 inches; 3.2 Pounds
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Nova Final Thoughts

"I would buy again."

Once I opened the box i noticed the quality of the construction. I hope these suction cups work very well. Takes a little while to drop the temps if it is hot in the garage. It would stick out of my 30 g wide tank if I were to put it vertical. I emailed the email it says to and told them. Takes a little while to drop the temps if it is hot in the garage. Ick for instance detaches from fish at 86 degrees and dies at 89.

Overall Score
4.0


(166 Points)

6. 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)

7. hygger 500 Watt Aquarium Heater with LED Digital Temperature Controller, Submersible Fish Tank Heate...

User Ratings: 65 11

hygger HG-925 First Impressions

"Perfect heater for my 2."

I am very happy with this purchase. I am very happy with this purchase. I emailed the email it says to and told them. I am very happy with this purchase. No biggie, but annoying nonetheless. When i installed them, i let them sit in the tanks without power for 6-24 hours. But my guys don't read them and don't listen!

  • hygger 500 Watt Aquarium Heater with LED Digital Temperature Controller, Submersible Fish Tank Heater for 60-120 Gallon
  • This fully submersible aquarium heater enables memory function and over heat protection. Auto shut off when over-heats, resets when it cools down
  • Made with premium quartz and double sealed by black protective guard, this fish tank heater is resistant to corrosion, and protect fish and other livestocks from punching and scalding
  • Build-in external IC temp controller, easy to read blue LED digital number shows real time water temperature. Heat indicator lights on red when fish heater start to heat and turns in yellow once it reach set temperature. Temp accuracy is +/- 1°F
  • Easy to set temperature without getting hands wet. Temperature can be precisely adjusted from 61 to 90°F (16°C ~ 32°C). Just press set button to desired temperature, it blinks 3 seconds and begins to work
  • 500 watt aquarium heater, voltage 110-120V, suitable for tank capactiy 60-120 gallon freshwater and saltwater aquariums
  • IP68 100% Waterproof, Fully Submersible
  • Dual Protection - Durable Quartz Tube, resistant to corrosion; Double sealed material and protective container for scald preventing and anti punching Accurate temperature control from 61°F to 90°F (16°C ~ 32°C)
  • Easy to read blue LED digital display shows water temperature
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger HG-925 Final Thoughts

"Highly recommended."

I had a thermometer on opposite side of tank and the heater was dead on true. No biggie, but annoying nonetheless. You program it for temperature you want your tank to be. Sometimes it gets outside of it's ability to cool but only within a few degrees. Two inches above that is a waterline for maximum. I recieved this product without the instructions or the added thermometer. This product came in the nick of time!

Overall Score
4.2


(76 Points)

8. 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)

9. SALUTE Aquarium Heater Submersible Auto Thermostat Heater, (50W/100W/200W/300W) Fish Tank Heater and...

User Ratings: 72 4

SALUTE First Impressions

"Very pleased so far."

This product came in the nick of time! I left seller feedback yesterday but have yet to hear from the seller. We received the chiller promptly and put it into use. Also were nice along the whole process. They shipped us the upgraded version that also heats! 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.

  • SALUTE Aquarium Heater Submersible Auto Thermostat Heater, (50W/100W/200W/300W) Fish Tank Heater and Adjustable Temperature with 2 Suction Cups Suitable for 10-115 Gallon Fish Tank
  • Accurate Temperature Control: Power: 300W. Suggested water volume: 75-115gal. The aquarium heater temperature can be adjusted automatically. It is very easy to adjust the temperature you need, Adjustable heater from 68°F to 93°F (20°C - 34°C). A good temperature range for most fishes is 76°F to 80°F (25- 27°C).
  • Suction Cup Fixing: Fish tank heater also equipped with 2 suction cups . The aquarium heater can be fixed at any position on the cylinder wall. The product's suction cups use thicker, non-aging materials, which greatly extend the life.
  • Safe to Use: Double waterproof protection, complete underwater design can accurately maintain the temperature. Aquarium heater with two individual suction units available for safety. Polarity prevention and the power conversion is safe and reliable. Easy operation and high temperature resistance, explosion-proof quartz glass tube, high safety!
  • High Quality: Excellent heat resistance, good thermostat Heater insulation, high heat transfer efficiency, strong support hooks and suction cups, the product is more stable and reliable.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee: We are so confident you'll think we have the best submersible heater on the market. If you have any problems with aquarium heater, please feel free to contact us by email. We will offer a free replacement or full refund.
  • Manufacture: SALUTE
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SALUTE Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

This is a great heater that is very easy to set up and program. 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. I dont know, and havent tried just yet. I'm not a big fan of the big glass tubes. And I get to keep the first one I bought! I got this heater for my 55 gallon aquarium.

Overall Score
4.5


(347 Points)

10. Aquarium Heater, 100W 300W 500w Submersible Fish Tank Heater with Titanium Tube Thermostat System LE...

User Ratings: 73 8

SeaELF First Impressions

"Suction cups stick."

This does a great job at regulating the temp in my 10 gallon. I'm in the process of setting up for tanks. Also were nice along the whole process. I contacted the manufacturer and they sent me a new unit in less than a week! The temperature lights up so it's very easy to read. Personally for me the housing doesn't bother me. Thanks for the great customer service!

  • Aquarium Heater, 100W 300W 500w Submersible Fish Tank Heater with Titanium Tube Thermostat System LED Digital Play and Remote Controller for 50-80 Gallon Tank
  • Premium Titanium Alloy Material & pinpoint probe : The seaELF aquarium heater made by premium titanium alloy, shatterproof, anti explosion, anti cracking and anti-corrosion than quartz glass aquarium heater and stainless steel tank heater, good for fresh water and sea water. The precise sensing probe on the top of heater for pinpoint temperature and double seal design to ensure safe operation. The heating tube with CE, RoHS, FC approved and the plug with UL approved.
  • Remote Controller & LCD Display : Update design with remote controller and LCD display , easy to setting and adjusting the aquarium heater’s temperature by remote controller and easy know the tank’s temperature by the LCD display, no need to buy extra temperature and wet your hands to setting the temperature again. (the remote is non waterproof, please keep it away from water).
  • Intelligent Overheating Protection & Lack-of Water Protection : With double sensing probe on the top, it will accurate detect the temperature and water, once overheating or the water cant cover the top of this aquarium heater, it will automatic power-off, prevent electric shock & burns and keep you and your fish safe. (E2,E8 display are mean overheating, please increase the water circulation when it happens)
  • Intelligent Thermostat Heating System :This aquarium heater made with intelligent thermostat heating system, it will heating automatically once the water temperature is less than the setting temperature and stop heating once it reached the setting temperature. Keep the aquarium water in a same temperature environment to protect fishes, amphibians, turtles and so on.(Please install it near a strong water flow).
  • 100% satisfaction : Just to show you how confident we are that your fish will enjoy the aquarium water heater, we are giving you a 6 month money-back guarantee, if there any problem when you install the heater or any un-satisfied with this product, please feel free to contact us for resend or refund, we will dealing with it within 48 hrs.
  • Manufacture: SeaELF
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SeaELF Final Thoughts

"I like this heater."

Now, both points are clear on the package instructions. We received the chiller promptly and put it into use. Well I bought a second one took me only one trying to get the right temperature. The cover over the heating tubes is great, the turtles claws can't damage the tube. I use a 50 for a 5 gal and a 10 gal tank. My marina heater takes a few hours. I have a few of these and I use them in my 55 gallons tanks and a 29 gallon tank.

Overall Score
4.4


(348 Points)

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