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Aqueon 50W Pro Heater
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- Power monitor light
- Shatterproof and nearly indestructible
- Electronic thermostat for accurate temperature settings
- Fully submersible
- For fresh or saltwater aquariums
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Aqueon features a variety of accessories to help keep your fish and their aquatic environment clean and healthy. Aqueon introduces the most accurate, reliable, durable and easy to use aquarium heaters on the market. Available in five sizes/wattages to fit any size aquarium. All Aqueon heaters are guaranteed for life.
Size: 150 Watt | Package Type: Standard Packaging
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Top Customer Reviews
Make sure to follow the "Installation & Set-up Guide" in the Instruction Manual before turning the heater on. I have a 29 gallon fresh water tank and I set the temperature to 80 F. My house is kept at 65 - 70 F (outside temperature is 20-40 F). My thermometer strip says 79F and it has been very consistent (I've had it for more than 3 weeks now). One other nice feature is the light that turns red or green depending on whether its heating or if the water has reached the set temperature. It is also aesthetically more pleasing than other heaters I have seen.
Anyway, when I was purchasing this heater, I wasn't sure which wattage of heater to get. I bought the 200W based on the comments I read in the reviews. To help you folks, here are the details from the instruction manual:
Aquarium Size ==> To increase above room temperature (5F: 10F: 15F)
5 Gallon ==> 50 watt : 50 watt : 50 watt
10 Gallon ==> 50 watt : 50 watt : 100 watt
20 Gallon ==> 50 watt : 100 watt: 100 watt
30 Gallon ==> 100 watt: 100 watt: 150 watt
55 Gallon ==> 150 watt: 150 watt: 200 watt
75 Gallon ==> 200 watt: 200 watt: 250 watt
90 Gallon ==> 200 watt: 250 watt: 250 watt
Given this great experience, I also purchased a Aqueon Pro 100 for my 10 gallon tank. This one is a little long for my 10 gallon tank, so I had to place the heater in a horizontal position. It works as good as my 200W one. So far I'm pretty happy with both the purchases.
UPDATE: Over a year later this heater is still great, no issues whatsoever.
1. thermoplastic, not glass, so not breakable
2. b/c it's thermoplastic it disperses heat across the surface not prone to burning fish that glance past
3. has the fail-safe of auto shut off if removed from water, and re-activates when back in water
4. slim profile
5. green LED lets me know the heater is monitoring, red lets me know it's activated
6. low failure rate, per customer reviews
7. nicely priced, cheaper than the competition which are all rated lower by customers
8. limited lifetime warranty and MADE IN ITALY
9. set dial calibrated to be within +/- 1dF of thermostat
1. while the box shows the degrees in white on the black set-dial, mine are not white making it nearly impossible to see them, but luckily once it's set right, I won't need to mess with it.
I have been keeping fish since 1990. I owned a Fluval Tronic heater during part of this stint that worked for 20 years and was still working when I retired it 2 years ago, simply b/c it was so old I thought it prudent. They stopped making those, so I was at a loss as to which one to get. Every heater has its share of 1-star reviews where the thing failed and killed all the fish in the tank by sticking on. At that time the Aqueon Pro was not around, so I got an Eheim Jager 250w.
What a disaster! That thing was the worst piece of equipment I ever owned. The dial was so far off from the thermostat it could not even be calibrated. I had to keep it near 66F to keep the tank somewhere near 77F, and even then it would let the temp fall to like 74 before turning back on and heating to 77. It was a PITA to set the dial which was nearly impossible to turn, and I never trusted it. I feared every day I was going to look at the tank and see they had all been killed overnight.
After just 2 years it developed condensation under the glass and would not turn on anymore when I plugged it in (after leaving it off all summer). I wanted to replace it anyway, so I was almost glad but it is significant it didn't even last TWO years!
When I went looking for a new heater the 1-star reviews really scared me, although we all know electronics have a failure rate and no brand is exempt. I chose this Aqueon Pro b/c it has the fewest 'failure reviews' of all, and the highest reputation. Some ppl complained they don't stand by their limited lifetime warranty, but to me the fact they offer one proves the device is pretty well made and they don't expect a lot of problems. That's a point in its favor AFAIC.
I put the 250w Aqueon Pro in a 60g and found the dial needed to be set to about 78 or so to maintain 77F, which is within the +/- spec. It was easy to turn the sundial knob, though I do wish the numbers were white as the pictures show.
I like that the LED is green when the heater is in 'standby' and then changes to red when it activates.
Despite the great reputation this heater has so far, I did not want to end up in the small minority of ppl who had a failure. One of my fish is 25 years old and I did not want to take any chances. So I looked into temperature controllers and found they have really dropped in price. I ended up with the Willhi 1436 for $24 on eBay but Amazon sells it for just a couple bucks more. Willhi Wh1436 Ac 110v - 240v Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat Control Switch Unit 1 Relay Output with Sensor The reason I wanted the one on eBay is the seller ["mfreelaa" who has a 100% rating at this time] sells it with an 8amp AC cord, which he switches with the 5amp cord that it comes with (his page explains). I am not sure if the seller on Amazon sells it with the original 5amp AC cord or not. Or even if it's the same seller.
IAC this device is perfect with the Aqueon Pro (or any heater). You plug the heater into the temperature controller which monitors the water with its own sensor and thermostat. I set the temperature controller to a target temp of 81F, so if the Aqueon should stick on, when the water reaches 81F the Willhi will cut power to its outlet, cutting power to the heater. If the water falls to a lower temp set by me (74F), the unit restores power to its outlet, allowing the heater to function again.
With the Wiihi set to trip off at 81F and back on at 74F, it should never have to be used at all, if the heater does its job. The thermostat on the heater should keep the tank perfect. But if it DOES fail -- even 10 years from now -- I won't end up with a tank full of dead fish. The temperature controller will save the day. And if that should fail TOO, the other cool feature it has is a low and high beep alarm. So if the water gets too high, the unit will beep. Same if it gets too low.
(One con with the Willhi is it stunk like chemicals when I got it so I sat it outside a few days to air out until the smell disappeared. I also washed the sensor wire that would be in the tank to err on the side of caution, though it's made to drop into a pot of cooking food, so....)
So with the Aqueon Pro and Willhi 1436 I feel very secure that my fish won't be subject to dying from heater failure! That's reducing the chances about as much as you can. And an extra $24 is worth that peace of mind to me. Especially since the Aqueon Pro is cheaper that most of its competition! The money saved went towards the Willhi.
I would highly recommend using a temperature controller with any heater you buy. It doesn't have to be the Willhi. There are others too. Some like the STC 1000 require extra parts, a project box and manual wiring,but others that are ready to go (like the Willhi) generally start in the $40 range, like the Inbird or Finnex models. (Beware that one of the lesser Inkbird models specifically said it did not work with Aqueon Pro heaters for some reason!)
(As a disclaimer I have no personal or business relationship with any vendor or seller mentioned, including Amazon, eBay or any of its sellers; aside from buying the products I did, and liking them.)
Replacement heater is spot on temperature, but also runs at just 137 watt. Why would they be labeled as "150 watt"?
Certainly products may have defective ones but at this price point I don't expect to be their quality control agent while stressing my fish.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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I haven't had an issue yet with Aqueon Pro heaters, but I did with one of their glass units.Read more