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. hygger 500W 800W Aquarium Heater, Submersible Fish Tank Water Heater with External Color LED Digital...

User Ratings: 74 10

hygger First Impressions

"Excellent build quality."

Come on Fluval, expect better from you. I have only had minor problems with the suction cups. The bonus digital thermometer it came with has been super helpful, and is accurate. This is a great heater that is very easy to set up and program. All seem to vary between 1-2 degrees of each other which doesn't concern me much. But my guys don't read them and don't listen! Two inches above that is a waterline for maximum.

  • hygger 500W 800W Aquarium Heater, Submersible Fish Tank Water Heater with External Color LED Digital Temperature Controller, Fast Heating for 60~180 Gallon for Saltwater and Freshwater
  • LED DIGITAL DISPLAY CONTROLLER: ① Displays real-time water temperature or set temperature, three-digit display, water temperature display accurate to 0.1 °F, easy to read. ② 4 kinds of work instructions - Working/Malfunction/ Thermostatic/ Out of water, easy to understand. ③ Child Lock"KEY": need to touch 3 seconds to set the temperature.
  • RAPID HEATING: Fastest 5 seconds warming, with intelligent circuit board, the outside is wrapped with aluminum material to accelerate heat conduction and protection. Automatically reduces power when approaching the set temperature, fully utilizes thermal energy inertia to smoothly reach the set temperature, saving energy.
  • INTELLIGENT THERMOSTAT: Over-temperature protection prevents "cooking fish". When the water temp exceeds about 93.5 °F, start alternately flashing EE fault code; and over 97℉, the heater will stop heating automatically. When the water temp cool down to 93℉, the heater will start working automatically. In addition, it has a power-off memory function and no need to set it again.
  • ANTI-DRY PROTECTION: When the heating rod is exposed to air, display ER fault code and the heater will shut off automatically. When the heating rod is completely immersed in water, it will start working automatically. Effectively extend the service life.
  • HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS: Built-in dual temperature probe, real-time monitoring of water temperature, temperature accuracy of ± 1 °F; high temperature resistant ABS material, no deformation and no softening, explosion-proof and anti-corrosion, no leakage of electricity. Strong suction cup bracket, can stably fix the heater in every corner of the fish tank.
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"I bought the 7."

The red light means it's off, blue light means the temperature is constant. --The cylinder or rod diameter is bigger. I think it works well to not stand out like other heaters. This heater is NOT fully submersible. This this is amazing and is worth the money. Sometimes you may have to tinker around with the dial. For Discus you need warm and accurate heater and this seems to do the trick.

Overall Score
4.3


(234 Points)

3. Inkbird Aquarium Heater with Probe Thermostat Fish Ornamental Shrimp Reef Tanks 24 Hours Double Time...

User Ratings: 75 6

Inkbird First Impressions

"I like this heater."

The temperatures are pretty accurate. The suction cups are large, high quality and seem to stick great. This is only day one though, so I shall keep an eye one it. It would stick out of my 30 g wide tank if I were to put it vertical. I got this heater for my 55 gallon aquarium. 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.

  • Inkbird Aquarium Heater with Probe Thermostat Fish Ornamental Shrimp Reef Tanks 24 Hours Double Time with Day Night Automatic Temperature Controller
  • 【Two Heating Plug】 Temperature control mode: on / off control. Please note that it is just a heating controller with no cooling function. Both plugs can control heating. The probe comes with a suction tray, which can be easily installed on the water tank.
  • 【Applicable scene】Because it has the powerful function of corrosion protection, it is very suitable for fresh water, sea water aquarium, coral cylinder, ornamental shrimp and tropical fish.
  • 【Dual Time Cycle Setting】Different daytime and night temperatures can be set within 24 hours depending on the physical needs of animals and plants.
  • 【LED display screen】Plug-and-play products are designed with a dual liquid crystal display that provides a temperature display of Celsius or Fahrenheit, capable of displaying.
  • 【Different function】Temperature calibration, over-temperature sensor fault alarm(over-temperature and sensor fault alarm). Maximum output load: 1100 W (110 V).
  • Manufacture: Inkbird
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Inkbird Final Thoughts

"Peace out."

I would definitely recommend this product. The temperatures are pretty accurate. If the blue light is flashing it means the heater is not fully submersible. Sometimes it gets outside of it's ability to cool but only within a few degrees. I got the 200W variant for my 54 gallon corner tank that's housing goldfish. I dont know, and havent tried just yet. It does blend well in some setups and may look bulky in others.

Overall Score
4.5


(944 Points)

4. Periha 300W Aquarium Heater Fast Heating Submersible Fish Tank Heater with 2 Suctions Black Safe Pro...

User Ratings: 67 6

Periha First Impressions

"Temperature!"

The bonus digital thermometer it came with has been super helpful, and is accurate. This has been in my fish tank for a few months now and it's been absolutely perfect! Bought it as a chiller for the k40 CO2 laser. There is no protection from it banging on the glass tank. This product came in the nick of time! Also were nice along the whole process. I have 3 of the Fluval heaters, in various sizes.

  • Periha 300W Aquarium Heater Fast Heating Submersible Fish Tank Heater with 2 Suctions Black Safe Protective Case Adjustable Temperature Knob Suitable for 52 to 80 Gallons Aquariums
  • SAFE & RELIABLE: This Heater adopts an explosion-proof quartz tube, not afraid of occasional quench and heat. Double waterproof design, high-quality waterproof material, waterproof grade IPX8. Preventing your pet fish be electrocuted or burned due to leakage of the product. Keep your fish safe and warm.
  • ACCURATE TEMP CONTROL: Use the inner temperature controller on the top to set and adjust the desired temperature 20°C-34°C(68℉-93.2 ℉). Temperature error within ± 1 ℃. You can choose the coziest temperature for your fish.
  • FIT 80 GALLON TANKS: 300W power output, this heater is suitable for max 80 gallons aquariums and tanks, and it can be used in freshwater and saltwater. The temperature in the aquarium will rise to the ideal state soon.
  • FULLY SUBMERSIBLE: The heater must fully submersible in the water with 2 suckers. When heated for the first time, pls wait for 10-15 minutes to let the internal temperature adapt to the actual water temperature in the tank, then connect to the power supply.
  • SATISFACTORY WARRANTY: We offer 30 days full refund and 1-year limited warranty, any questions pls contact us first, we will respond within 24 hours!
  • Manufacture: qingfengdianqi
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 1.2 x 15 inches; 13.62 Ounces
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Periha Final Thoughts

"Works just as advertised!"

And I get to keep the first one I bought! I use a 50 for a 5 gal and a 10 gal tank. It's pretty noticeable, but I don't really care. And I get to keep the first one I bought! You don't have to worry about wide temperature swings with this unit. But I am single and don't have to worry about this. Well I bought a second one took me only one trying to get the right temperature.

Overall Score
4.3


(40 Points)

5. PGFUNNY 25W Aquarium Heater, Fish Tank Heater for Betta Smart Thermostat, Slim Design Fit 3 to 5 Gal...

User Ratings: 69 7

PGFUNNY First Impressions

"Just bought a second one!"

This heater warmed it right up and now my Betta and guppies are more active. My heater is fully submerged underwater and works perfectly fine. Temperature is slightly off by running a little warmer. There is no protection from it banging on the glass tank. Well worth the money the first one I bought still works great. The temperature lights up so it's very easy to read. I have a 10gallon tank that was at 72 degrees.

  • PGFUNNY 25W Aquarium Heater, Fish Tank Heater for Betta Smart Thermostat, Slim Design Fit 3 to 5 Gallon Tank, with Thermometer Strips
  • 【Fully Automatic Temperature Control Chip】: Submersible Aquarium heater works in intermittent operation mode,temperature regulate between on 77℉ - 82℉, Unlike the traditional manually adjusted fish tank heaters, no need to set. and will automatically turn on/off to achieve the setting temperature constantly and stably, Energy-efficient.
  • 【Suitable for 3-5 Gallon Tank】: Fish Tank Heater 25 watt powerful and slim design fit for small fish tank. The Way of Measure Watt Heater for Your Fish Tank Needing: Watt=(Tank's Length*Wide*Water Height) /1000*2.
  • 【Advanced Materials】: sturdy engineering plastic. It has anti-explosion, anti-scalding function, high temperature resistance and high safety. Suitable for aquarium pets such as turtles and fry. Length - 5.35 inch, Width - 0.9inch, Thickness - 0.63inch.
  • 【Come with Thermometer Strips】: By using this Thermometer Strips, you will be able to monitor. An easy to identify blue color shows the current temperature of your aquarium water. Temperature Strips is for reference only. Note: The temperature strips should stick on the outside of fish box and level with the heater. due to the different materials of glass , the shown temperature may be delayed.
  • 【Quality Assurance】: This product fish tank heater have certificated by CE, ROHS, FCC certifications. Anti-explosion, Waterproof, Scald-preventing, safe operation for pet betta fish.Working power 25w, frequency: 50/60Hz, voltage: 110-120V, waterproof rating IP68.
  • Manufacture: ZENGH
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PGFUNNY Final Thoughts

"Works great."

This does a great job at regulating the temp in my 10 gallon. Well I bought a second one took me only one trying to get the right temperature. The heater is being used in a 40 gallon breeder. I love the heater otherwise, but I'm afraid some water has gotten inside the heater. I'm in the process of setting up for tanks. Well I bought a second one took me only one trying to get the right temperature. We would consider a replacement and then we would return the defective unit.

Overall Score
4.3


(724 Points)

6. Eheim Thermocontrol e100 Heater

Eheim AEH3634090 First Impressions

"The seller was wonderful."

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

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

"The FreeSea is amazing."

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

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

7. Aqueon Adjustable PRO Aquarium Heater 100 Watts

User Ratings: 70 9

Aqueon 100532084 First Impressions

"Thank you for reading."

I got this heater for my 55 gallon aquarium. Checked the accuracy of the heater with an infrared thermometer. There is a misconception on the internet that the heater isn't fully submersible. What more could you ask for great job Hygger Duncan. The temperatures are pretty accurate. I was worried about the quality but I am thoroughly impressed with this heater! When i installed them, i let them sit in the tanks without power for 6-24 hours.

  • Aqueon Adjustable PRO Aquarium Heater 100 Watts
  • Adjustable heat setting 68 to 88°F, Electronic Thermostat accurate to +/- 1°
  • Shatterproof and nearly indestructible
  • Fully submersible; Auto Shut-Off when over-heats, resets when it cools down
  • LED light is always on: red when heating, green when not heating
  • Limited Lifetime warranty
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.75 x 10.38 inches; 10.4 Ounces
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Aqueon 100532084 Final Thoughts

"Works great."

We would consider a replacement and then we would return the defective unit. I tested it by unplugging and replugging it. I'm not a big fan of the big glass tubes. I emailed the email it says to and told them. They promptly fixed the issue without any delays or drama. Per my thermometers, they are all staying constant. This product came in the nick of time!

Overall Score
4.3


(126 Points)

8. 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
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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)

9. HONUTIGE Aquarium Chiller Fish Tank Cooling Fan, Mini Aquarium Cooling Fan, Quiet Energy Saving Temp...

User Ratings: 64 36

HONUTIGE First Impressions

"Will not switch!"

Now, both points are clear on the package instructions. I use this little heater for my 10 gallon quarantine tank. The temperature difference was very minor. I have had to turn the dial to about 78-79 for the tank to stay around 76 degrees. Temperature is slightly off by running a little warmer. We would consider a replacement and then we would return the defective unit. I have a few of these and I use them in my 55 gallons tanks and a 29 gallon tank.

  • HONUTIGE Aquarium Chiller Fish Tank Cooling Fan, Mini Aquarium Cooling Fan, Quiet Energy Saving Temperature Control Clip-On Chiller with Adjustable Angle for Salt/Fresh Water
  • Powerful Temperature Cooling System - Aquarium Cooling Fan can continuously provide strong and uniform wind, effectively accelerate the heat dissipation
  • Energy Saving & Low Noise - Lower power consumption, little noise, large air output, quickly dissipate the heat of aquarium. Adjustable fan base, change the direction of air flow, adding oxygen to water.
  • Features - These fans can be used on their own, or in conjunction with an automatic temperature controller.
  • Easy to Install - Easy installation on the glass fish tank.With plastic protection frame, durable and practical.
  • 3 Model TypeS in Available - Different fans of 2/3/4 heads to suit a range of aquarium sizes.
  • Manufacture: HONUTIGE
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 3.94 x 3.15 inches; 0.35 Ounces
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HONUTIGE Final Thoughts

"Just bought a second one!"

For Discus you need warm and accurate heater and this seems to do the trick. I will be ordering more of these in the future. I noticed my old hygger heater beginning to fail and my wife ordered this one. This little heater is perfect; this is our third purchase of the same heater. I used to try those other cheap heaters sold on amazon. The heater is easy; turn the dial to set temp and plug in. The heater is super thin and the reflective surface is interesting.

Overall Score
3.5


(3 Points)

10. AQQA Aquarium Heater, 100W 200W 300W 500W 800W Quartz Glass Submersible Heater with LED Temperature ...

User Ratings: 86 5

AQQA First Impressions

"No worries, though."

The setting always stayed the same. Pressing and holding the button for 5 seconds changes it from F to C readouts. I bought a similar one at the pet store and it barely worked. But my guys don't read them and don't listen! Keeps the temperature within 1 degree of what you set it to at all times. The heater is being used in a 40 gallon breeder. And kids love pushing all sorts of buttons.

  • AQQA Aquarium Heater, 100W 200W 300W 500W 800W Quartz Glass Submersible Heater with LED Temperature Display and External Temp Controller for Freshwater and Saltwater
  • SAFE& DURABLE: Made of heat-resistant quartz glass and PC plastic cover, double seal material, providing explosion-proof, shatterproof, IP68 waterproof, much safer for human and your lovely fishes, your pets will no longer fear the winter
  • INTELLIGENT AUTOMATIC HEATING: Automatic constant temperature function, design with External Temperature Controller, Temperature Range is 59ºF- 93 ° F (15 ° C- 34 ° C), Hold button at the top of the controller down for 5 seconds, switch easily from Celsius to Fahrenheit. It will restart to heating when the water temp is 1℉(1° C ) off the set temp. If power is shut off, the heater will keep the temperature settings until it powers on again
  • Digital LED Display: LED display on the middle of the controller front side, Current Temp and Set Temp. If your heater is working properly, the red light will be constant on. When the temperature is reached 93℉(34℃), it will stop work, the blue light will be constant on. When the heater exposed to air and is not fully submerged, then display the blue light and E1 fault
  • EASY INSTALLATION: Easy and quick installation, submersible fish tank heater, vertical or horizontal placement using attached adjustable hanging rack and 2 suction cups. 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
  • WIDE APPLICATION: Suitable for freshwater and saltwater aquariums. NOTE: Before you clean the aquarium or change water, please cut off the heater power, after 10 minute cooling then take out the heater. AQQA provide 12 Month Warranty and 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service. Please don't hesitate to contact us to get help
  • Manufacture: AQQA
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AQQA Final Thoughts

"I like this heater."

I have had to turn the dial to about 78-79 for the tank to stay around 76 degrees. Per my thermometers, they are all staying constant. I'm not a big fan of the big glass tubes. I got the 200W variant for my 54 gallon corner tank that's housing goldfish. I have had to turn the dial to about 78-79 for the tank to stay around 76 degrees. Come on Fluval, expect better from you. But my guys don't read them and don't listen!

Overall Score
4.7


(55 Points)

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