|Fish Type||Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Marine Fish, Marine Invertebrate, Tropical Freshwater||Betta, Cichlid, Goldfish, Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Marine Fish, Marine Invertebrate|
|Aquarium Type||Saltwater, Freshwater||Saltwater, Freshwater||Saltwater, Freshwater||Saltwater, Freshwater||Freshwater|
After 6 months this thing blew up in the middle of the night! Luckily our dog barked, because it was hissing and popping. Came out to see smoke pouring out of the bowl. Quickly got my Betta out and into fresh water. Luckily it was a warm summer night and we had some Crystal Geyser bottled water on hand which is pretty much ready to go for a water change. Next morning he is still alive but not sure if he will make it. There was a black slime all over everything including him. The potential warning signs: 2 weeks ago the heater was not working, I thought it was the extension cord and replugged it in and it was working again. Now I think it was starting to have issues and this was a warning sign. The second sign was my dog was very interested in the bowl (she normally could care less). We noticed her checking out fishy a few hours before the blow up. I am wondering if the heater was making some noises we humans could not hear. I really hope my betta lives, he is less than a year old and has the best personality. I am so upset!
This stopped working after about a month. There’s nothing you can do it fix it. I would get a better brand.
Don’t buy this, for the sake of your animals please. I perform regular maintenance on my tank, keep it extremely clean and at near-perfect parameters at all times. First one I ordered, stopped working after about a month. Second one they sent me, has worked for about three or four months now. But sadly today, I left all day to run errands and returned home to a disgusting burnt smell in the room. I heard an on & off electric buzzing sound coming from the tank. I walked over to find my betta, snails, rasboras and cherry shrimp lifeless at the bottom of their tank. Confused, I unplugged the filter to see if that was the sound and it persisted. The loud electric shocking sounds were coming out of THIS HEATER which was properly installed and well submerged into water. I carefully unplugged it so not to be shocked by the presumptive short-circuit that murdered my fish today. All this time and money towards these poor animals, down the drain. Thanks Aquatop for murdering my entire aquarium, taking the lives of my animals and putting mine and my boyfriend’s safety at risk. This is the last time I ever mess with heated aquariums. Such a sad night.
Working well in nano tanks. Keep in mind that the heater needs to be unplugged before doing a water change.
The pet store I work at has a very limited selection of heaters and I needed something that would fit my tank, as well as something that would be easy to use and stress free. I like that this heater automatically turns off when the pre-set temperature is reached, so I don’t have to worry about it.
I'm on my second one of these, & like the first one, it died in less than 6 months of use. Done with this brand, trying something new.
i believe i ended up with three of them within 1 year. chewy was kind enough to replace the faulty ones. but the last one never made it past 6 months. one did not work long, one overheated, last one just stopped..
I purchased this heater in February 2019 and the other day it fell apart in my tank leaving a mess. It appears the heater broke away from the top and spilled out some sand-like (hoping that’s all that it is) substance all over the tank. I had to do a large water change and I tried my best to clean it up. I hope it doesn’t harm my fish. Would not buy again.
After seven months of working great, this heater essentially "blew up" in the aquarium. Somehow our betta is still alive but he won't come out from hiding inside his protective log. It has been three days:(
I love this heater! Very slim- hardly know it's in there but my betta fish is bubble nesting all over the place! It keeps the tank at a constant 78 degrees.