Editor's Choice - Our Favorite ViaAqua Aquarium Heaters

1. ViaAqua 300-Watt Quartz Glass Submersible Heater with Built-In Thermostat

User Ratings: 73 5

ViaAqua VA 300Q First Impressions

"Highly recommended."

The temperature lights up so it's very easy to read. The heater is super thin and the reflective surface is interesting. Was very impressed with the quality of this heater. The line is there due to regulations in certain countries. They shipped us the upgraded version that also heats! I use this little heater for my 10 gallon quarantine tank. I used to try those other cheap heaters sold on amazon.

  • ViaAqua 300-Watt Quartz Glass Submersible Heater with Built-In Thermostat
  • High quality quartz glass
  • Fully-submerisble
  • Visible temperature setting
  • For use in fresh or saltwater aquariums
  • Manufacture: Commodity Axis
  • Product Dimensions: 1.13 x 1.13 x 14.8 inches; 10.88 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ViaAqua VA 300Q
  • Heat Quality [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

ViaAqua VA 300Q Final Thoughts

"Great concept."

It took about an hour to reach 80f, which is fairly quick. Those turned out to be a hit and miss. If the blue light is flashing it means the heater is not fully submersible. I got the 200W variant for my 54 gallon corner tank that's housing goldfish. I have only had minor problems with the suction cups. I have a 10gallon tank that was at 72 degrees. I think it works well to not stand out like other heaters.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(1104 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated ViaAqua Aquarium Heaters

2. ViaAqua 200-Watt Quartz Glass Submersible Heater with Built-In Thermostat

User Ratings: 74 5

ViaAqua VA 200Q First Impressions

"Temperature!"

Personally for me the housing doesn't bother me. It took me only two tries to get it to the correct temperature. Easy enough to let it run all the time. I left seller feedback yesterday but have yet to hear from the seller. Come on Fluval, expect better from you. This heater is NOT fully submersible. I had a thermometer on opposite side of tank and the heater was dead on true.

  • ViaAqua 200-Watt Quartz Glass Submersible Heater with Built-In Thermostat
  • High quality quartz glass
  • Fully-submerisble
  • Visible temperature setting
  • For use in fresh or saltwater aquariums
  • Manufacture: Commodity Axis
  • Product Dimensions: 1.13 x 1.13 x 12.5 inches; 9.44 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ViaAqua VA 200Q
  • Heat Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

ViaAqua VA 200Q Final Thoughts

"I do recommend."

I got a hold of Amazon, who put me in touch with the seller. The controller is easy to use, very accurate and reliable. I got this heater for my 55 gallon aquarium. And kids love pushing all sorts of buttons. And I get to keep the first one I bought! I bought a similar one at the pet store and it barely worked. The design is sleek and modern looking.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(888 Points)

3. TOOSELL 500W Aquarium Heater with Intelligent LED Temperature Display and External Temperature Cont...

TOOSELL First Impressions

"Well written but vague."

This is only day one though, so I shall keep an eye one it. What more could you ask for great job Hygger Duncan. I have a 10gallon tank that was at 72 degrees. It just cycles through to 93f and starts over. I got this heater for my 55 gallon aquarium. The heater is super thin and the reflective surface is interesting. I got a hold of Amazon, who put me in touch with the seller.

  • TOOSELL 500W Aquarium Heater with Intelligent LED Temperature Display and External Temperature Controller, Fish Tank Heaters Auto Thermostat for Fresh Water, Marine Water, Aquaculture
  • PREMIUM MATERIALS:The aquarium heater made of durable titanium alloy tube is suitable for fresh water, salt water and other waters, durable and long service life.
  • SAFE TO USE & EASY TO OPERATE: First, after installing the aquarium heater and thermometer correctly, just set the required heating temperature, and the blue indicator light can ensure that the temperature is constant at the set point, because if there is water temperature, it Can automatically adjust the heating power variation, and ON/OFF switch and adjustable temperature controller.
  • EXQUISITE AND SMALL, DOES NOT TAKE UP SPACE: small size, easy to hide in the water tank, and with 2 suction cups, can stabilize the heater in the position of the water tank, and is suitable for 250-350L fish tanks.
  • The dual sensing probes on the top of the heater can provide more precise sensing. Through temperature control, there are indicators on the LED display to show the heating status. Long press the "Settings" key to switch between degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit. In addition, using a constant temperature controller, the temperature can be set from 68°F to 94°F, adjusted to a temperature suitable for fish, and the anti-scalding heater cover can prevent the fish from getting too close to the heater.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: If you are not satisfied with this order, please contact us via email. We will reply to you within 24h and offer you the best customer service.
  • Manufacture: Toosell
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TOOSELL
  • Heat Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

TOOSELL Final Thoughts

"Great product!"

Very easy to install and the adjustable temperature gauge is pretty accurate. This is a powerful heater that holds temperature very well. We wish the controls were available in Farenheit also to make things a little easier. They shipped us the upgraded version that also heats! Personally for me the housing doesn't bother me. I wouldn't buy any other heater, unless one of these stops working. Also were nice along the whole process.

Overall Score
4.0

[star rating="4"]
(1 Points)

4. Marineland Precision Heater for Saltwater or Freshwater Aquariums

User Ratings: 64 17

MarineLand ML90652 First Impressions

"There was only~0."

No biggie, but annoying nonetheless. My heater is fully submerged underwater and works perfectly fine. The controller is easy to use, very accurate and reliable. I have had to turn the dial to about 78-79 for the tank to stay around 76 degrees. Easy enough to let it run all the time. I waited a little bit to write the review so it could be accurate. I have had to turn the dial to about 78-79 for the tank to stay around 76 degrees.

  • Marineland Precision Heater for Saltwater or Freshwater Aquariums
  • This 200 watt heater is for aquariums up to 55 gallons. Adjustable temperature dial allows you to set the temperature 1 degree with every click.
  • Thermal Switch automatically turns off as temperature rises above an internal preset and turns back on once it cools down.
  • The advanced heating element contains a mica core surrounded by a mesh heating element for superior heat transfer with enhanced durability
  • Advanced mounting bracket securely attaches to glass and provides 3 window positions to view the temperature display
  • Easy to view sliding scale tells the exact temperature setting. Top dial view shows the setting from an additional location.
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 3.94 x 1.63 x 14.81 inches; 10.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand ML90652
  • Heat Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

MarineLand ML90652 Final Thoughts

"I like the size."

Once I opened the box i noticed the quality of the construction. The red light means it's off, blue light means the temperature is constant. My fish likes to get close to it and he has never been hurt by it. My fish likes to get close to it and he has never been hurt by it. They shipped us the upgraded version that also heats! Ick for instance detaches from fish at 86 degrees and dies at 89. Also I like how it shows both the current temperature and the set temperature.

Overall Score
4.0

[star rating="4"]
(1306 Points)

5. Fish Tank Water Heater Chiller, 100-240V Water Cooling Heating Machine Thermostat for Aquarium 35L U...

Estink First Impressions

"I would call that a win."

Thanks for the great customer service! This this is amazing and is worth the money. This is only day one though, so I shall keep an eye one it. I was worried about the quality but I am thoroughly impressed with this heater! Product was received fast, works excellent! We would consider a replacement and then we would return the defective unit. I'm in the process of setting up for tanks.

  • Fish Tank Water Heater Chiller, 100-240V Water Cooling Heating Machine Thermostat for Aquarium 35L US Plug
  • 【Advantages and Function】Semiconductor refrigeration, environmental protection without pollution. Mute, low-power design. Digital display and advanced microcomputer intelligent temperature control technology are adopted. Celsius temperature and Fahrenheit temperature switching function. Suitable for small-scale refrigeration heating, aquaculture, aquarium.
  • 【Danger】When installing a cold water machine or hand in the water, please be sure to unplug the power plug first;When the thunder comes, please unplug the power wipe head; To prohibit the use of wet hand plug, pull the power plug, otherwise it will cause electric shock or injury;Please use a dedicated power outlet, do not share the same socket with other high-power electrical appliances at the same time, avoid causing the current too large to cause fire.
  • 【Warning】Please use AC220V or 110V power supply, please do not use other power supply (according to the different regions of the use of the power supply voltage is not the same, can not be universal, please note);This product is prohibited to be placed in a stable, high temperature, direct sunlight, smoke, ventilation, moisture in a large location;Prohibition block the vents. Do not store foreign objects near the vents;To prohibit the insertion of metal debris, wire, needle and other
  • 【Cleaning and maintenance】Before cleaning and maintenance, please make sure that the power plug has been pulled out; Please use a clean and absorbent soft cloth to wipe the cover, the body and other parts to keep the appearance clean. (Note: please do not use a wet cloth to wipe the operation panel, plug and power cord.); Do not use corrosive liquid medicine and hard objects to clean the product. (detergent powder, gasoline, banana water, hard brush, etc.)
  • 【Attention】When in use, the product is forbidden to be inverted or horizontal;Pull off the plug, you must hold the plug handle, can not pull the power cord, or easy to damage the power cord;When handling, please unplug the power cord plug, Do not put in the high temperature environment (room temperature 36℃ above, fish tank bottom tank, sealed place, etc.), may cause the slow cooling or failure.
  • Estink is a registered brand and it is professional in various product categories for several years. Advanced equipment with solid techniques are adopted and our high quality products are strictly tested before being put into market. 'Quality First, Customer Superior' is always our aim. Every product is designed carefully aiming to add simple and comfortable elements to your lives.
  • Semiconductor refrigeration, environmental protection without pollution.Mute, low-power design.Digital display and advanced microcomputer intelligent temperature control technology are adopted.Celsius temperature and Fahrenheit temperature switching function.Suitable for small-scale refrigeration heating, aquaculture, aquarium.
  • The attachment
  • Manufacture: Estink
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Estink
  • Heat Quality [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Estink Final Thoughts

"Very easy and accurate."

The line is there due to regulations in certain countries. This heater is NOT fully submersible. I emailed the email it says to and told them. --The heater itself is a bit shorter if your tank is a short one. I have a 10gallon tank that was at 72 degrees. If the blue light is flashing it means the heater is not fully submersible. It took me a few days slowly turning the dial up to finally get it where I wanted.

Overall Score
4.0

[star rating="4"]
(1 Points)

6. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SeaELF
  • Heat Quality [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

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

7. Fluval Marina Submersible Heater for Aquarium, Mini

User Ratings: 59 9

Marina 11230 First Impressions

"Best value."

We wish the controls were available in Farenheit also to make things a little easier. It would stick out of my 30 g wide tank if I were to put it vertical. There is a misconception on the internet that the heater isn't fully submersible. No biggie, but annoying nonetheless. I would definitely recommend this product. Sometimes it gets outside of it's ability to cool but only within a few degrees. It's pretty noticeable, but I don't really care.

  • Fluval Marina Submersible Heater for Aquarium, Mini
  • 25-Watt submersible heater for freshwater or saltwater aquariums
  • Easy to read temperature settings
  • Impact-resistant glass design; waterproof sealing
  • Includes bracket with suction cups for easy, secure installation
  • Bumper guard to protect fish
  • Length: 15 cm (6”)
  • Impact-resistant glass design
  • Water proof sealing
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 5 x 10.5 inches; 6.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 11230
  • Heat Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

Marina 11230 Final Thoughts

"Amazing customer service."

The red light means it's off, blue light means the temperature is constant. We wish the controls were available in Farenheit also to make things a little easier. The temperature gauge is fairly accurate in my 55 gallon tank. I am very happy with this purchase. We wish the controls were available in Farenheit also to make things a little easier. --The cylinder or rod diameter is bigger. This is a great heater that is very easy to set up and program.

Overall Score
4.1

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

8. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Heat Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

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

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

9. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106102
  • Heat Quality [star rating='3.6']
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

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

[star rating="4.2"]
(1157 Points)

10. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HONUTIGE
  • Heat Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.5']

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

[star rating="3.5"]
(3 Points)

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