Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Zacro Aquarium Heaters

1. Zacro Aquarium Heater, 100W Submersible Digital Display Mini Fish Tank Heater with Intelligent LED T...

User Ratings: 67 6

Zacro First Impressions

"That was cool."

I confirm it with my cooking digital probe thermometer. The suction cups are large, high quality and seem to stick great. I went ahead and went with the the larger 300W for my 45 gallon. We received the chiller promptly and put it into use. I have a few of these and I use them in my 55 gallons tanks and a 29 gallon tank. I use this little heater for my 10 gallon quarantine tank. I will definitely be buying another one for my other tanks at bigger one.

  • Zacro Aquarium Heater, 100W Submersible Digital Display Mini Fish Tank Heater with Intelligent LED Temperature Display and External Temperature Controller, for 10-20gal Fish Tank
  • INTELLIGENT TEMPERATURE CONTROL: An intelligent IC chip controls the heater temperature, making the temperature difference within ±2ºF. Automatic constant temperature function, when water temperature reaches to specified temperature value, heater will automatically stop heating, when water temperature is lower than the set temperature, heater will automatically start heating. Provide the best living environment for your aquatic creatures.
  • DIGITAL DISPLAY&REMOTE CONTROLLER: Digital LED display shows real time water temperature. Heating temperature range from 68 to 91°F. The remote-button controller adjusts the temperature without getting your hands wet.
  • AUTOMATIC OVERHEATING PROTECTION: Once set the desired temperature, this fully submersible heater lights on red indicates that it is heating. It will auto shut off once it reach set temperature. If the heating rod temperature reaches 96.8°F (36°C), the heating rod will stop heating. The thermometer can observe the water temperature at any time.
  • SHUT OFF WHEN OUT OF WATER: Please note that this a fully submersible aquarium heater for fresh water and saltwater tank, when the top part of the heater is out of water it will auto shut off and the led displaying Er. The product uses explosion-proof quartz tube and is equipped with a plastic anti-collision sheath to prevent your aquatic organisms from being injured by touching the heating rod.
  • Our heating rods can be used continuously for up to 10,000 hours and can display the use time. Let you replace the heating rod in time to ensure the continuous water temperature.
  • Keep the heater fully submerged in water.
  • Don’t bury the heater under substrates such as gravels or sands.
  • Keep the remote temp controller away form water.
  • Manufacture: Zacro
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Zacro Final Thoughts

"5 gallon tank."

And I get to keep the first one I bought! Pressing and holding the button for 5 seconds changes it from F to C readouts. Awesome chiller, perfect for Hydroponics. I like to keep it at 72 and from my thermometer it is reading at exactly 72. I will definitely be buying another one for my other tanks at bigger one. I am very happy with this purchase. No biggie, but annoying nonetheless.

Overall Score
4.4


(22 Points)

2. 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)

3. 300W Aquarium Heater Fish Tank Submersible Heater Turtle Heat Rod with Temperature Display External ...

User Ratings: 57 18

JackSuper First Impressions

"Yes, you read that right."

Keeps the water consistent and it's easy to adjust! I have had to turn the dial to about 78-79 for the tank to stay around 76 degrees. I like to keep it at 72 and from my thermometer it is reading at exactly 72. There is no protection from it banging on the glass tank. You don't have to worry about wide temperature swings with this unit. We received the chiller promptly and put it into use. This is only day one though, so I shall keep an eye one it.

  • 300W Aquarium Heater Fish Tank Submersible Heater Turtle Heat Rod with Temperature Display External Temperature Controller for Betta Frogs Newts Turtles
  • ★【Application】Applicable for freshwater and marine aquariums, Betta, Frogs, Newts, Turtles, aquaculture, glass containers, and hydroponic systems
  • ★【Intelligent temperature control】:Automatic constant temperature function, when water temperature reaches to specified temperature value, heater will automatically shut off(LED Off), when it is lower than the target temperature, heater will automatically start heating(LED on).
  • ★【Warm tips】This heater is fully submersible, constructed of shatter-resistant quartz glass and features an automatic safety shut-off to avoid overheating.
  • ★300W submersible heating rods are suitable for up to 99 gallons fish tanks, Cable:80cm/31.5 inch Temperature range:68°F-93°F(20°C-34°C),suitable for salt water and freshwater fish tanks.
  • 【EASY INSTALLATION】Make sure thermometer is completely submerged underwater for minutes, temp controller is adjustable from 59 to 95°F , just press set button to the set temperature, it begins to work.Please place the heating rod in the water outlet and completely immerse it in the water. 【Easy to use】you can adjust the temperature knob to set the temperature what you want easily,2mm thickened quartz glass,can be used in fresh water and salt water aquariums
  • Manufacture: JackSupermall
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JackSuper Final Thoughts

"Excellent build quality."

I appreciate the exterior temp readout and control module. I left seller feedback yesterday but have yet to hear from the seller. This product came in the nick of time! Once I opened the box i noticed the quality of the construction. I have a 10gallon tank that was at 72 degrees. I will be ordering more of these in the future. Once I opened the box i noticed the quality of the construction.

Overall Score
3.9


(144 Points)

4. U-picks Submersible Aquarium Heater 100W/300W/500W Fish Tank Heater with Intelligent External LED Di...

User Ratings: 70 11

U-picks First Impressions

"It easy to set."

We received the chiller promptly and put it into use. It's only been set up for a month we'll see how well it does in a few months. The controller is easy to use, very accurate and reliable. Once I opened the box i noticed the quality of the construction. Personally for me the housing doesn't bother me. If the water runs low or air gets in the heater shuts off. They shipped us the upgraded version that also heats!

  • U-picks Submersible Aquarium Heater 100W/300W/500W Fish Tank Heater with Intelligent External LED Digital Temperature Controller and Dual Temp Displays for Turtle Betta Fish Tank 5-130 Gallon
  • External Controller: Our fish tank heater is adjusted by an external controller, which you can mount on the outside edge of the tank. It’s convenient and safe to adjust temperature, no need to take the heater out from water and risk burning yourself.
  • Dual Temp Displays: With dual accurate LED digital temp displays, you can read & set the water temp at the same time. It is very easy and convenient for you to recognize and observe the temp change in real time even in the night!
  • Smart Heating: With the built-in temperature sensor and constant temperature heating system, this fish heater will start to work when the water temp is lower than set temp(red indicator), and stop work until the water temp reaches set temp(blue indicator). It can always provide adequate and steady water temperature for your beloved fish.
  • High Quality: Our fish tank heater is made of thicker quartz, which is shatter-proof and blast-proof. The heater cover is compact designed, which is heat resistant that will protect you little fish from scalding.
  • Tank Size: This 100W aquarium heater is suitable for 5-25 gallon fish tank both freshwater and saltwater. With our this fish tank heater, you can create a comfortable and safe environment for your fish.
  • Manufacture: U-picks
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U-picks Final Thoughts

"Yes, you read that right."

I was worried about the quality but I am thoroughly impressed with this heater! I adjusted the set temperature a little lower to be more in the range I wanted. My fish likes to get close to it and he has never been hurt by it. Keeps the water consistent and it's easy to adjust! You program it for temperature you want your tank to be. My marina heater takes a few hours. Come on Fluval, expect better from you.

Overall Score
4.3


(111 Points)

5. MONIPA Aquarium Water Chiller w/Submersible Pump 120W 110V Fish Tank Chiller Water Cooler Cooling Ma...

User Ratings: 50 50

MONIPA First Impressions

"7L Imagitarium tank."

Am a totally sold customer and would recommend them to anybody! I wouldn't buy any other heater, unless one of these stops working. I went ahead and went with the the larger 300W for my 45 gallon. I have only had minor problems with the suction cups. They shipped us the upgraded version that also heats! Keeps the temperature within 1 degree of what you set it to at all times. I adjusted the set temperature a little lower to be more in the range I wanted.

  • MONIPA Aquarium Water Chiller w/Submersible Pump 120W 110V Fish Tank Chiller Water Cooler Cooling Machine Crystal Shrimp for Fresh Water Salt Water Plant Tank USA Stock
  • ★Suitable for fish tank size: power<180W & capacity ≤ 30L. Suitable for water flow: 1-3 L / min
  • ★The fish tank water cooler adopts micro computer and semiconductor for cooling, high efficient and low power consumption.
  • ★Aluminum-alloy evaporator, anti-corrosion and durable.
  • ★ Good heat dissipation design at rear. Used with water pump and hose. Suitable for all kinds of cold water tanks.
  • ★This item will ship from USA, delivery time need about 5-8 days. If there is any questions please feel free to contact with us, MONIPA will spare no effort to help you.
  • Manufacture: MONIPA
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MONIPA Final Thoughts

"I like it."

I love the heater otherwise, but I'm afraid some water has gotten inside the heater. I emailed the email it says to and told them. Would be great to be able to tune that to. I love the heater otherwise, but I'm afraid some water has gotten inside the heater. It does blend well in some setups and may look bulky in others. I confirm it with my cooking digital probe thermometer. The bonus digital thermometer it came with has been super helpful, and is accurate.

Overall Score
3.0


(2 Points)

6. Aquarium Heater 500W/800W/1000W/1200W, Double Heating Tubes, Fast Heating and Power Saving, External...

User Ratings: 55 36

TINTOR First Impressions

"Looks as advertised."

This has been in my fish tank for a few months now and it's been absolutely perfect! Maintains it well except when the weather is already warm then it over heats it. I was worried about the quality but I am thoroughly impressed with this heater! Product was received fast, works excellent! It is safe and dependable and comes with a one year warranty. Easy enough to let it run all the time. This heater is NOT fully submersible.

  • Aquarium Heater 500W/800W/1000W/1200W, Double Heating Tubes, Fast Heating and Power Saving, External Digital Temp Controller, Used for 50-160 Gallon Fresh/Salt Water Fish Tanks
  • 【PRECISE TEMPERATURE CONTROL】The built-in PID chip realizes rapid heating, smart constant temperature, stability and precision, temperature setting range is 68~93ºF and the temperature difference is within ±1ºF. The heater provides a comfortable living environment for your aquatic creatures
  • 【SAFE AND DURABLE】Explosion-proof quartz tube, special safety design for auto shut off when overheating or not fully submerged. The heater provides a super safe living environment for your fish.
  • 【REALTIME TEMPERATURE DISPLAY】The LED digital display controller displays the real-time water temperature and set temperature, so you can keep track of the fish tank temperature at any time.
  • 【HIGH-QUALITY MATERIAL】ABS plastic integral molding, no deformation, no softening, explosion-proof and anti-corrosion, no pollution, high insulation strength, suitable for both fresh water and sea water. The double-row suction cup bracket can stably fix the heater on any corner of the fish tank
  • 【Four Size Available】500W(50-80 gal), 800W(80-105 Gal), 1000W(105-130 Gal), 1200W(130-160 Gal).
  • Manufacture: TINTOR
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TINTOR Final Thoughts

"Long heater."

I love the heater otherwise, but I'm afraid some water has gotten inside the heater. This has been in my fish tank for a few months now and it's been absolutely perfect! Now, both points are clear on the package instructions. The temperatures are pretty accurate. Come on Fluval, expect better from you. The suction cups are large, high quality and seem to stick great. Very easy to install and the adjustable temperature gauge is pretty accurate.

Overall Score
3.5


(14 Points)

7. Eheim Thermocontrol e50 Heater

User Ratings: 77 23

Eheim AEH3632090 First Impressions

"Works just as advertised!"

This is a great heater that is very easy to set up and program. It is a bonus that the heater is titanium. Beware, but we are hoping for a good outcome! When i installed them, i let them sit in the tanks without power for 6-24 hours. It's only been set up for a month we'll see how well it does in a few months. I appreciate the exterior temp readout and control module. I got this heater for my 55 gallon aquarium.

  • Eheim Thermocontrol e50 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: 50W Temperature setting range: 68°F to 89°F (20 to 32°C) Aquarium Size (approx. ) 6. 5-15 Gallons Height: 9. 2" Power Cord Length: 5. 5'
  • Item Package Height: 3.0
  • Item Package Length: 20.0
  • Item Package Width: 3.0
  • Manufacture: Eheim
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Eheim AEH3632090 Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

I appreciate the exterior temp readout and control module. Seems to keep the temp n the tank fairly regular. I left seller feedback yesterday but have yet to hear from the seller. Also were nice along the whole process. I used to try those other cheap heaters sold on amazon. The temperatures are pretty accurate. I would definitely recommend this product.

Overall Score
4.1


(6 Points)

8. PERSUPER Submersible Aquarium Heater Adjustable LED Digital Temperature Display Fish Tank Heater for...

User Ratings: 62 12

PERSUPER First Impressions

"And I am glad I did."

I'm not a big fan of the big glass tubes. Am a totally sold customer and would recommend them to anybody! There is no protection from it banging on the glass tank. There is no protection from it banging on the glass tank. Keeps the temperature within 1 degree of what you set it to at all times. The temperature lights up so it's very easy to read. I had a thermometer on opposite side of tank and the heater was dead on true.

  • PERSUPER Submersible Aquarium Heater Adjustable LED Digital Temperature Display Fish Tank Heater for Turtle Betta Fish Water Heater with Protective Guard
  • 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, and it is easy to control the temperature between 68 ° f / 20 ° C and 94 ° f / 34 ° C; this heater provides the best living environment for your aquatic organisms.
  • Safety assurance: it adopts the highest waterproof grade IP68, titanium pipe material, 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.
  • Automatic constant temperature function: when the water temperature reaches the specified temperature, the heater will automatically stop heating, when the water temperature is lower than the set temperature, the heater 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

"I would buy again."

Thanks for the great customer service! --The cylinder or rod diameter is bigger. My marina heater takes a few hours. I'm in the process of setting up for tanks. Awesome chiller, perfect for Hydroponics. It's only been set up for a month we'll see how well it does in a few months. The heater is easy; turn the dial to set temp and plug in.

Overall Score
4.1


(190 Points)

9. FREESEA Aquarium Fish Tank Heater: 50 | 100 | 300 Watt Adjustable Thermostat with 2 Suction Cups & T...

User Ratings: 70 10

FREESEA First Impressions

"Quality was amazing."

Thanks for the great customer service! This little heater is perfect; this is our third purchase of the same heater. Bought it as a chiller for the k40 CO2 laser. Will update my review if any changes occur. The line is there due to regulations in certain countries. This product came in the nick of time! It took me only two tries to get it to the correct temperature.

  • FREESEA Aquarium Fish Tank Heater: 50 | 100 | 300 Watt Adjustable Thermostat with 2 Suction Cups & Thermometer for Betta Tank | Saltwater Tank | Aquarium | Coral Tank
  • ★【300Watt Heater】: This Aquarium heater is suitable for 40 to 60 gallons aquariums, Length - 12.6 inch,voltage 110-120V, power cord is 4.0 ft, please choose the right wattage aquarium heater according to our size chart.
  • ★【Temperature Range】: 64°F~93°F , It is very easy to adjust the temperature you need, we also deliberately give each customer a free diving thermometer, you can observe the water temperature of the fish tank at any time.
  • ★【Intelligent Temperature Control】: Automatic constant temperature function, when water temperature reaches to specified temperature value, heater will automatically stop heating, when water temperature is lower than the set temperature, heater will automatically start heating. Furthermore, Automatic safety shut-off feature, and overheating protection.
  • ★【High Quality】: This upgraded aquarium heater now updated for 2mm durable Quartz Glass, which is pretty shatter-proof and blast-proof and prevents electricity leakage. And the stronger protective container updated for Anti-melting anti punching double sealed material, it is scald-preventing for your pets and your safety, suitable both for fresh and salt water.
  • ★【Satisfaction Guaranteed】: Gain the confidence to go hard with us! Our Aquarium Heater is built with durability in mind and safety for every design, In the remote possibility that you’re not satisfied with our product, just contact us, and we will gladly give you a new Aquarium Heater replacement. 12 Month Warranty and 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service.
  • Manufacture: FREESEA
  • Product Dimensions: 13.39 x 1.18 x 0.79 inches; 10.58 Ounces
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FREESEA Final Thoughts

"Well written but vague."

The heater protector was very heavy plastic and slim lined which is great. It would stick out of my 30 g wide tank if I were to put it vertical. It took me only two tries to get it to the correct temperature. This heater works, but the dial it isn't very accurate. The bonus digital thermometer it came with has been super helpful, and is accurate. Product was received fast, works excellent! It is safe and dependable and comes with a one year warranty.

Overall Score
4.3


(44 Points)

10. hygger 200W Digital Quartz Aquarium Heater for Fresh-Water Salt-Water, with External Led Display The...

User Ratings: 79 13

hygger First Impressions

"The seller was wonderful."

This does a great job at regulating the temp in my 10 gallon. There is no protection from it banging on the glass tank. Pressing and holding the button for 5 seconds changes it from F to C readouts. Temperature is slightly off by running a little warmer. I'm not a big fan of the big glass tubes. I wouldn't buy any other heater, unless one of these stops working. My marina heater takes a few hours.

  • hygger 200W Digital Quartz Aquarium Heater for Fresh-Water Salt-Water, with External Led Display Thermostat Controller and Thermometer, Auto Submersible Heater for Fish Tank 15-30 Gallon
  • 【Fast Heating Up】voltage 110-120V/60HZ, power 200W, US three-pin plug, heater rod length 6.3 inch, 200W submersible heater for fish tank 15-30 Gallon. The heater power cord is 6ft, the controller power cord is 5ft, the thermometer cord is 4.6ft. Temp range: 61-90℉. Fast heating up aquarium heater, it takes about 3 minutes to heat 3.5 gallon water up 3℉
  • 【Fully Automatic Control】very easy and reliable to use. After finishing the temperature setting, the fish tank heater will run automatically by itself. It will stop heating when the water temp reaches to the set temp, please note that the water temp may go up 1℉ more because of the waste heat. When the water temp is cool down to 1℉ less than the set temp, the tank heater will restart heating
  • 【Must be Fully submerged】with 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. The thermometer should be away from the heater and keep water circulation as far as possible. We provide 1 year warranty for this heater, if get any issues, just contact the seller directly
  • 【Digital LED Display Controller】the external IC temp controller can show the water temp with 2 blue LED digits. Only show Fahrenheit degrees. To set the temp, just press the button over and over until the screen displaying the temp you desired, then stop and wait the digit flashing for 3 times, the setting is done and the led shows the current water temp again. The controller is connect with separate sensitive thermometer
  • 【Quartz Tube & Plastic Guard】With high-quality quartz glass tube, it's very durable and explosion-proof, this fish tank heater can be used for saltwater and freshwater aquariums, service life can be 3 years or more. With low profile black plastic guard, easy to hide in the tank. The guard can prevent your aquarium pets from burned, the gaps on the guard is about 3mm, no worries for fish stuck. The plastic guard mustn't be exposed to air when the heater is heating
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"No copper lines!"

I will definitely be buying another one for my other tanks at bigger one. The red light means it's off, blue light means the temperature is constant. The suction cups are large, high quality and seem to stick great. The line is there due to regulations in certain countries. I love the heater otherwise, but I'm afraid some water has gotten inside the heater. --The cylinder or rod diameter is bigger. I used to try those other cheap heaters sold on amazon.

Overall Score
4.4


(29 Points)

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