Editor's Choice - Our Favorite VIVOSUN Aquarium Heaters

1. 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)

2. ZEROYOYO Fish Tank Fan Aquarium Cooling Fan USB Charge Hang On Chiller for Water Plants Mini Fish Ta...

User Ratings: 23 42

ZEROYOYO First Impressions

"Well written but vague."

Once attached to the tank wall I've had no issues with it coming off. And I get to keep the first one I bought! They promptly fixed the issue without any delays or drama. Those turned out to be a hit and miss. My marina heater takes a few hours. I was worried about the quality but I am thoroughly impressed with this heater! I'm not a big fan of the big glass tubes.

  • ZEROYOYO Fish Tank Fan Aquarium Cooling Fan USB Charge Hang On Chiller for Water Plants Mini Fish Tank
  • material: plastic,Colour: Black
  • in Aquarium Heaters & Chillers
  • Waterproof design, good quality,Made of new high quality materials for long life
  • Provide a more suitable temperature for the fish tank to make the fish life more comfortable
  • Products include: 1 * mini fan
  • Manufacture: ZEROYOYO
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ZEROYOYO Final Thoughts

"Thank you for reading."

Also were nice along the whole process. Well worth the money the first one I bought still works great. I emailed the email it says to and told them. The bonus digital thermometer it came with has been super helpful, and is accurate. No biggie, but annoying nonetheless. I would definitely recommend this product. They promptly fixed the issue without any delays or drama.

Overall Score
3.0


(5 Points)

3. Inkbird ITC308S Temperature Controller for Aquarium with Submersible Probe, Heating Cooling Outlets ...

User Ratings: 84 3

Inkbird First Impressions

"This is a quality heater."

I have 3 of the Fluval heaters, in various sizes. It's pretty noticeable, but I don't really care. We received the chiller promptly and put it into use. Just be careful and keep an eye on your temp settings when you have kids over! This heater is NOT fully submersible. No biggie, but annoying nonetheless. It does blend well in some setups and may look bulky in others.

  • Inkbird ITC308S Temperature Controller for Aquarium with Submersible Probe, Heating Cooling Outlets Thermostat for Heater and Cooling Fans
  • Temperature Control Mode: On/Off Control. Cooling and Heating control.
  • Fully submersible probe. Aquarium probe works better in water than standard probe.
  • Temperature calibration; Over-temperature and sensor fault alarm. Dual display window, be able to display measured temperature and set temperature at the same time.
  • Maximum output load: 1200W (110V).
  • It's an all in one, simple solution providing control of cooling and heating.
  • ITC-308S is an easy-to-use, safe and reliable dual relay output temperature controller.
  • It can be used as Over-temperature protection and automatic temperature control system for various electric appliances such as equipment for home-brew, aquarium, pet breeding, incubation, BBQ, seedling heat mats, oven temperature control, terrestrial heat control, constant temperature cycle of heating pump, culture fermentation, accelerating germination, electric radiator, electric oven, etc.
  • Manufacture: LERWAY Tech.
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Inkbird Final Thoughts

"Looks as advertised."

I got a hold of Amazon, who put me in touch with the seller. Once attached to the tank wall I've had no issues with it coming off. I adjusted the set temperature a little lower to be more in the range I wanted. --Temperature adjustment labeling is on top rather than on the rod. I had a thermometer on opposite side of tank and the heater was dead on true. --The cylinder or rod diameter is bigger. But my guys don't read them and don't listen!

Overall Score
4.7


(105 Points)

4. Aquatop Nano Aquarium Heater, 15-Watt (2.6 To 4 Gallon Aquariums / 77 Degree Fahrenheit Preset Tempe...

User Ratings: 41 30

AquaTop BC003408 First Impressions

"Same suckers for years!"

Keeps the water consistent and it's easy to adjust! Takes a little while to drop the temps if it is hot in the garage. Sometimes you may have to tinker around with the dial. The temperature difference was very minor. This has been in my fish tank for a few months now and it's been absolutely perfect! Those turned out to be a hit and miss. Once I opened the box i noticed the quality of the construction.

  • Aquatop Nano Aquarium Heater, 15-Watt (2.6 To 4 Gallon Aquariums / 77 Degree Fahrenheit Preset Temperature)
  • Unbreakable with Reinforced Plastic, Designed for 2.6 to 4 Gallon Nano Aquariums
  • Precise Electronic Thermostat Pre-Set at 77 Degrees
  • Shuts Down When Target Temperature is Reached
  • Temperature Controlled Accuracy of Plus or Minus 1.8 Degrees Fahrenheit
  • Built-In Suction Cups for Quick Installation
  • Manufacture: Aquatop
  • Product Dimensions: 0.75 x 0.88 x 5.38 inches; 5.6 Ounces
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AquaTop BC003408 Final Thoughts

"I like the size."

I love the heater otherwise, but I'm afraid some water has gotten inside the heater. The heater is super thin and the reflective surface is interesting. All seem to vary between 1-2 degrees of each other which doesn't concern me much. Temperature is slightly off by running a little warmer. Maintains it well except when the weather is already warm then it over heats it. Keeps the water consistent and it's easy to adjust! You program it for temperature you want your tank to be.

Overall Score
3.2


(166 Points)

5. PERSUPER Aquarium Heater, 100W/200W Submersible Heater Fish Tank 10-40 Gallon Heater for Betta Turtl...

User Ratings: 68

PERSUPER First Impressions

"Works fine."

I like how the heater is constructed. --The cylinder or rod diameter is bigger. My heater is fully submerged underwater and works perfectly fine. Once I opened the box i noticed the quality of the construction. I love the heater otherwise, but I'm afraid some water has gotten inside the heater. Would be great to be able to tune that to. It's only been set up for a month we'll see how well it does in a few months.

  • PERSUPER Aquarium Heater, 100W/200W Submersible Heater Fish Tank 10-40 Gallon Heater for Betta Turtle Adjust Thermostat Water Heater 68 to 94°F Fast Heating Temperature Controller with LED Display
  • Accurate Temperature Control: the intelligent IC chip is used for the aquarium heater. Press and hold the temperature control button for 3 seconds, switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius to control the temperature between 68 ° f / 20 ° C and 94 ° f / 34 ° C; this heater provides the best living environment for aquatic organisms.
  • Safety Assurance: it adopts the highest waterproof grade IP68, explosion-proof, and anti-corrosion. When heating, it is more resistant to damage than the traditional glass heater and has the function of overheating and water shortage protection. External temperature controller: touch the button controller to adjust the temperature without wetting your hands.
  • Constant Temperature Function: when the water temperature reaches the specified temperature, the smart system will automatically stop heating, when the water temperature is lower than the set temperature, it will automatically start heating.
  • Easy to Use: submersible heaters are suitable for all types of aquariums; they are installed vertically or horizontally to ensure that the equipment is completely submerged. The heating rod shall be completely immersed in water and cannot be heated without water. Please unplug the power supply when cleaning the fish tank or replacing the water in the fish tank.
  • Wide Compatibility: aquarium heater with CE, FCC, and ROHS certification, plug with UL certification; suitable for fresh water and marine aquarium, aquaculture, glass containers, and aquaculture system. 12 months warranty, 24-hour professional after-sales service.
  • Manufacture: PERSUPER
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PERSUPER Final Thoughts

"Impressive."

Am a totally sold customer and would recommend them to anybody! I got a hold of Amazon, who put me in touch with the seller. Seems to keep the temp n the tank fairly regular. It comes with a hanging kit and can be secured on the edge of the tank. We received the chiller promptly and put it into use. It would stick out of my 30 g wide tank if I were to put it vertical. The design is sleek and modern looking.

Overall Score
4.4


(8 Points)

6. Uniclife Aquarium Heater Submersible with Thermometer, 50 Watt for 10 Gallon Fish Tank

User Ratings: 83

Uniclife First Impressions

"Long heater."

At this time I highly recommend this product. At this time I highly recommend this product. Per my thermometers, they are all staying constant. I waited a little bit to write the review so it could be accurate. It does blend well in some setups and may look bulky in others. If the blue light is flashing it means the heater is not fully submersible. Awesome chiller, perfect for Hydroponics.

  • Uniclife Aquarium Heater Submersible with Thermometer, 50 Watt for 10 Gallon Fish Tank
  • Uniclife submersible heater, ideal for 5-15gal fish tanks, can be installed in both fresh and saltwater.
  • Red rotatable knob on top for adjusting the temperatures between ranges of 68°F-93°F. Visible temperature displayed allows accurate temperature maintain.
  • Please notice the red indicator light is on while working, will automatically turned off when temperature reached. Carefully check external condition before use. Recommend testing before introduce to fish.
  • Water-tight with IP68 sealing workmanship. Fix the heater tightly to the tank in vertical or horizontal with 3 strong suction cups. Shatterproof 2 mm extra thick quartz glass prevents electricity leakage and scratching. Measures 8.6" x 1" (L x D)
  • Come with Uniclife aquarium heater x 1; Suction Cups x 3; stick-on thermometer x 1(Color of number will change to blue to indicate the temperature).
  • By rotating the Red knob at the top you can simply set the temperature from 68 - 93°F.
  • The red indicator light on while heating, automatic shut-off when reach the temp.
  • The aquarium glass submersible heater must be fully immersed.
  • Manufacture: Uniclife
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Uniclife Final Thoughts

"And I am glad I did."

They shipped us the upgraded version that also heats! It took me a few days slowly turning the dial up to finally get it where I wanted. All seem to vary between 1-2 degrees of each other which doesn't concern me much. It is safe and dependable and comes with a one year warranty. The design is sleek and modern looking. I will be ordering more of these in the future. I dont know, and havent tried just yet.

Overall Score
4.8


(20 Points)

7. LUYS Aquarium Heater, Upgraded 300W/500W Fish Tank Heater with Intelligent Leaving Water Automatical...

User Ratings: 87 2

LUYS First Impressions

"Very easy and accurate."

No biggie, but annoying nonetheless. This heater is NOT fully submersible. Personally for me the housing doesn't bother me. The temperatures are pretty accurate. The temperatures are pretty accurate. I am very happy with this purchase. Will update my review if any changes occur.

  • LUYS Aquarium Heater, Upgraded 300W/500W Fish Tank Heater with Intelligent Leaving Water Automatically Stop Heating and Over Temperature Protection System, Suitable for Marine Saltwater and Freshwater
  • 【Intelligent Water Sensor and Over Temperature Protection】This aquarium heater has a unique intelligent temperature and water sensor system, the heater will automatically stop heating when the heater is completely out of water or it rapidly heats beyond the set temperature, the indicator light will turn green in both cases to ensure the maximum safety of you and your aquatic organisms just like protecting our own safety.
  • 【Explosion-proof Quartz Material】The aquarium heater is made of high-quality quartz glass tube, it's very durable and explosion-proof, this fish tank heater can be used for saltwater and freshwater aquariums, which is pretty shatter-proof and blast-proof and prevents electricity leakage. And the stronger black protective container is scald-preventing for your aquatic organisms and your safety.
  • 【Rapid Heating System】The voltage of this aquarium heater is 100-120V/50-60HZ, power 300W, Universal two-pin plug, heater rod length 12.99 inch, 300W submersible heater for fish tank 26-66 gallon, Temp range: 62-93℉. The heating tube can conduct heat quickly and fully contact with water to achieve rapid heating effect.
  • 【Digital LED Display Controller】the external IC temp controller of the fish tank heater can show the water temp with 2 red LED digits. The temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius is displayed, which can be switched by pressing and holding the button for a few seconds. To set the temp, just press the button over and over until the screen displaying the temp you desired, the setting is done and the led shows the current water temp again.
  • 【Wide Range of Use】This aquarium heater is suitable for many occasions. The fish market is a common place for us. It can maintain the freshness of fish. They are also suitable for places where aquatic life such as fish tanks, aquariums, and small fish ponds are kept. There are strong suction cups on the heater guard and the thermometer, it's easy to install the aquarium heater no to the tank walls or bottom, please keep them fully submerged.
  • Manufacture: LUYS
  • Product Dimensions: 12.99 x 1.38 x 1.77 inches; 1.57 Pounds
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LUYS Final Thoughts

"Overall happy."

The temperature gauge is fairly accurate in my 55 gallon tank. 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. Ick for instance detaches from fish at 86 degrees and dies at 89. I hope these suction cups work very well. There is no protection from it banging on the glass tank. The heater is being used in a 40 gallon breeder.

Overall Score
4.8


(87 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
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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)

9. Hitop 50W 100W 300W Submersible Adjustable Aquarium Heater, for 5 – 65 Gallon Fish Tank (300W for ...

User Ratings: 59 10

HITOP-Fish First Impressions

"This heater is excellent."

Will update my review if any changes occur. But my guys don't read them and don't listen! The heater is being used in a 40 gallon breeder. Once I opened the box i noticed the quality of the construction. Personally for me the housing doesn't bother me. 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.

  • Hitop 50W 100W 300W Submersible Adjustable Aquarium Heater, for 5 – 65 Gallon Fish Tank (300W for 25~65gallon)
  • Explosion Proof: 2mm thickened explosion proof glass, 33% thicker than the normal, safer for both human and animals.
  • Application:300W water heater is suitable for 20 – 50 gallon tank, also suitable for both saltwater and freshwater.
  • Accurate Temperature: Temperatures from 68°F to 93°F (20°C - 34°C), come with a thermometer sticker, convenient to detect the water temperature without another pay.
  • Long Service Life: Adopt 10-slot multi-branched heating wire ceramic frame, shorter length, 11*1*1 in(27*2.5*2.5 cm), better heat dissipation, and can save more space for your fishes.
  • Complete Accessories and Warranty: Except for thermometer, also equipped with 3 suction cups, one for replacement, and offer 12 months warranty, leave you no worries after you buy it.
  • Manufacture: IBAY
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 1 x 1 inches; 11.22 Ounces
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HITOP-Fish Final Thoughts

"9 degrees."

Would be great to be able to tune that to. But I am single and don't have to worry about this. --The heater itself is a bit shorter if your tank is a short one. I recieved this product without the instructions or the added thermometer. I have had to turn the dial to about 78-79 for the tank to stay around 76 degrees. Keeps the temperature within 1 degree of what you set it to at all times. I like the fact that it comes with a digital thermometer.

Overall Score
4.1


(109 Points)

10. hygger 300W Aquarium Heater with LED Display Controller Submersible Fish Tank Heater for 30-60 Gallo...

User Ratings: 79 5

hygger HG-925 First Impressions

"Thank you for reading."

They shipped us the upgraded version that also heats! But I am single and don't have to worry about this. Ick for instance detaches from fish at 86 degrees and dies at 89. I confirm it with my cooking digital probe thermometer. This is a powerful heater that holds temperature very well. I am very happy with this purchase. Was very impressed with the quality of this heater.

  • hygger 300W Aquarium Heater with LED Display Controller Submersible Fish Tank Heater for 30-60 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
  • 300 watt aquarium heater, voltage 110-120 V, heater rod 7.7 inches long, suitable for tank capacity 30-60 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

"Impressive."

I would definitely recommend this product. And I get to keep the first one I bought! It would stick out of my 30 g wide tank if I were to put it vertical. What more could you ask for great job Hygger Duncan. I waited a little bit to write the review so it could be accurate. Will update my review if any changes occur. I recieved this product without the instructions or the added thermometer.

Overall Score
4.6


(77 Points)

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