Purchasing New Heater

Discussion in 'Heaters' started by DoughBoy93090, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. DoughBoy93090 Valued Member Member

    Hey everyone! I am looking to get a new heater for my 75 gallon tank with 20 gallon sump.

    I usually buy Aqueon but the recent reviews have me a little cautious.

    I have looked at the EHEIM Jager, Aqueon Pro and the Hygger heaters.

    Hygger seems to have the highest reviews but it only offers a 100w, 200w and 300w which it says the 300w is only up to 60Gals.

    Has anyone purchased a new heater recently? The recent reviews of Aqueon state that the quality isn’t what it used to be. I’ve always trusted them but it’s concerning.

    Edit: found one I feel comfortable purchasing. Here is the link. Anyone have any input before I buy it?

    HITOP 300W Submersible Adjustable Explosion-Proof Glass Aquarium Heater, with Thermometer and Extra Sucker Cup https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F1M5GMX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9e4WCbQ8DFPNB

    Last edited: Apr 26, 2019
  2. Thunder_o_b Fishlore VIP Member

    I Switched all our aquariums to these. Best heaters I ever had.

  3. DoughBoy93090 Valued Member Member

    Finnex came up a lot when I was doing my research but I saw a lot of mixed reviews.

    How long ago did you make the switch?

  4. kmbeck Valued Member Member

  5. DoughBoy93090 Valued Member Member

    What size tank are you running your Hygger in?
  6. kmbeck Valued Member Member

    I'm running a 300w hygger in my 60g tank. It's probably a little more than I need, but it's working well.
  7. DoughBoy93090 Valued Member Member

    The only thing I didn’t understand with the Hygger was it said the 300w was for 50-60Gal. When 300w is usually 75gal-100gal. With roughly 95gals of water in my setup I didn’t know if it was going to be strong enough.
  8. kmbeck Valued Member Member

    It should be strong enough. I bought the 300w based on their description, but have since read that 300w is good for 75g-100g as you have. I believe that they may be one of the few companies that rates their products conservatively.
  9. DoughBoy93090 Valued Member Member

    Well their conservations cost them a sale lol. Made me second guess it.
  10. Thunder_o_b Fishlore VIP Member

    Several months ago. They are in 29, 37, 44, 46, 55, and 150 gallon aquariums
  11. JonJal Valued Member Member

    I run a Eheim 300 watt in my 120 gallon. I had a 250 watt before this one. It burned out in less than one year. Still waiting for Eheim to honor their warranty and send me a replacement. I've had good experience with eheim heaters in the past so im hoping this one bad unit is just a fluke and not a sign of Eheims quality direction. They are very affordable and hold a precise 79 degrees. They are very big heaters when you get into the 250 to 300 watt range though.
  12. SFGiantsGuy Well Known Member Member

    All are good. I use Eheim here...
  13. Cichlidude Well Known Member Member

    Here is the table to help with what size heater you need. Delta T is the difference from the lowest ambient room temperature in the room to your desired tank temperature. Always get a heater larger than you think you need.

    Heater Guide.jpg
  14. JonJal Valued Member Member

    A smaller heater would work. It would however just work harder to maintain temperature and probably reduce the overall life span of the unit. Another option would be to put two heaters in to reduce the work load. It is always good to have a backup anyways.