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guru at being an expert
Posts: 6,156
Registered: May 2006
Location: SoCal

 

TOP-Fin Submersible Aquarium Heater
Reviews Views Date of last review
7 10056 Mon October 26, 2009
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers $21.96 3.5

 

Description:
UL listed heaters are safe for freshwater and saltwater. Features a temperature control dial. Powers range from 25w to 300w.
Keywords: top fin topfin aquarium heater submersible

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Incredulous_Ed

guru at being an expert

Registered: May 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6156
Review Date: Mon April 28, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: $21.90 | Rating: 6 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Inexpesive, works
Cons: reported problems

 
It works fine for a good price. There are reported problems with the heater heating up unexpectadley so I cant reccommend it.

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Tanks:
20g long: 4 panda cories, 1 honey gourami, 1 apistogramma borellii, 1 male cacatuoides
20g High: 3 bolivian rams, 12 rasboras
8g hex: empty
5g: empty
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Senior Member

Registered: March 2008
Posts: 12427
Review Date: Thu December 4, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 2 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): N/A
Cons: Cheap and glass

 
If your going to spend 20 bucks for a heater go buy a stealth heater, these are not reliable in anyway
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Wild Turkey

Forum Flunkie

Registered: March 2008
Location: Annapolis Maryland
Posts: 11464
Review Date: Fri December 5, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $19.99 | Rating: 5 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Cheap, works well.
Cons: Not the safest option

 
Though these filters have a reputation of failure, i own a few and have not seen this. I have even run one dry accidentally and it still works, even with the endcap melted to the glass. It ran like the for 2 days. So I would say this filter is more reliable than its reputation suggests.

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leggomypleco

Flowerhorn Guru

Registered: December 2008
Location: Indy
Posts: 1682
Review Date: Sun December 21, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros):
Cons:

 
CHEAP

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wolf_eyes

Unoffical Queen of Cories

Registered: October 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1361
Review Date: Sun March 8, 2009 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: $24.00 | Rating: 2 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Cheap
Cons: Not reliable

 
For the first three months that I owned this it worked fine and kept the temperature stable. Then we had a power outage and, when the power came back on, the temperature skyrocketed to 84 degrees on the second lowest setting. This stressed some of my new fish out and I quickly got rid of it for a more reliable brand.

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15g mod. planted: nano fish community tank
6g long(custom tank) mod planted: 6 bettas w/ dividers
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PrincessZev
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Registered: September 2009
Posts: 1
Review Date: Thu September 17, 2009 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 1 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): inexpensive
Cons: heat surge killed all my fish

 
The heater was keeping te temperature accurately for two months then it overheated and I came home to dead fish.
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Lab_Rat

Got fry?

Registered: June 2008
Location: Deep, deep South
Posts: 6882
Review Date: Mon October 26, 2009 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 5 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): fairly cheap, works
Cons: have had a couple that would heat too much, even on lowest setting

 
There are worse products out there and I still have a couple of these to use in a pinch, but I would not buy one again. Many of them heated too much, even when turned down to the lowest setting.

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