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Elite 6-Inch Mini Thermostatic Heater
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- 25-watt aquarium heater
- Maintains accurate aquarium temperature
- Pilot on/off switch
- Suitable for aquariums up to 5 gallons
- One-year guarantee
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Size: 6 inches
Top Customer Reviews
This is not because you can't control the temp. finely enough, but because the large mounting piece needs to be above water, outside of the tank and attached to a straight edge. While the package does say non-submersible, I didn't think there would be so much of it that wasn't submersible, and the thumbnail for this isn't helpful at all. The water line is also very high. You will have to keep a careful eye on evaporation.
Also, when the water temp. is close enough to cause the heater to shut off, there is a period of hesitation where the heater is almost on but not quite. When this happens, there is a buzzing sound. It reminds me of old horror movies when the characters turn on the bare bulb in the basement or in the defunct asylum.
*Unfortunately it's not submersible. (I didn't realize not buying submersible would mean needing to reach a water line indicator.)
*This heater's range is 67 - 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Even though the range is low, when I had the heater on the first few hours, it got the 5 gallon tank water over 90 degrees. I've kept it in the 80's range as much as possible.
*It requires the tank to be full to cover the water line indicator (I'm breeding snails so I can't have the tank full if I want my snails to lay their eggs on the tank's glass, and if I want to keep them from escaping). The water line indicator also rises above my power filter, so I'll never be able to get the water to the height it's asking.
*The power cord is much shorter than I thought it would be. I had to get an extension cord to plug it in. The picture on the back of the packaging suggests to make a drip loop, but the cord is barely long enough to do that, and the top of the aquarium is only a couple feet, give or take, from the socket. Very inconvenient.
*It's only good for aquariums up to 5.5 gallons. I haven't tried my second heater in the 10 gallon yet, mostly because the cord is so short, and the tank is much farther from the socket.
*Temperature control knob seems really sensitive, and even turning the knob a quarter of an inch seems to cause the temperature to shoot up. But as soon as the desired temperature is attained, it will maintain.
Overall it's a decent product especially considering the price. I was surprised and thankful it worked so far outside of its range.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
GREAT heater for a small tank and love that you can adjust the heat on it! It is so important to be able to do this!Published 4 months ago by Bea Godbee
My item broke in my fish tank in one week and now i cant return it or get a new one i don't recommend this product.Published 4 months ago by michelle delaney
It is small it is great. I keeps my 2 gallon tank at 76 all the time does not work hard. I set the water temp with my digital gun. Temp stays constant. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Everett Sharp
It works but...it dosnt ever shut off so it will constantly heat the water until you turn it off manually, it has NO THERMOSTAT.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer