Zoo Med Turtletherm Heater

By Zoo Med
Rated 2 out of 5 stars


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About This Item


  • Safely heats water up to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius).
  • Digital thermometer display with suction cup mounting makes installation easy.
  • Submersible heater features an automatic shut-off for added safety when the unit is removed from water.
  • Helps your pet maintain an ideal internal temperature and prevent loss of appetite.
  • Great for use with Red-eared Sliders, African Sidenecks, and Musk, Painted and other aquatic turtles.

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Questions & Answers

4 Customer Questions

will it be too much heat of I only have about 3 gallons of water in the tank?
Answer by ChewyNov 12, 2021
We would recommend the Zoo Med 25 watt Paludarium heater for a 3 gallon tank instead. With that small amount of water, the Turtletherm heater will be fluctuating on and off more often.

Can this heater be used in an outdoor turtle pond?
Answer by ChewyNov 03, 2021
This heater is designed to be used in a tank only.

is this 300 watt heater good for a 60 gallon tank?
Answer by ChewySep 07, 2023
The 50 Watt heater is suitable for up to 15 gallons of water, the 100 Watt heater is suitable for up to 30 gallons of water, the 150 Watt heater is suitable for up to 50 gallons of water, and the 300 Watt heater is suitable for up to 100 gallons of water.

Can this be used for brackish/saltwater
Answer by ChewyFeb 17, 2023
This heater can be used in brackish water. It is recommended to periodically clean the heater with white vinegar to help remove some of the mineral and salt deposits to keep the heater well maintained.

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Rated 2 out of 5 stars
6 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

6 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By JC on Jun 18, 2023

Real review

Started this heater off in my turtle tank around the second week of January 2023 . By May 2nd 2023, it had no out put or LED temp on. It was like the power was disconnected

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By fd on Sep 8, 2023

hot garbage

Stopped working in under three months..

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Maryann on Jul 9, 2022

Keeps my turtle tank warm!

I was nervous to purchase at first due to poor reviews, but I found this to be a quality product! I have a 300 gallon Rubbermaid stock tank for my 2 large red eared sliders. I only keep it full to about 100 gallons, and this heater been keeping the temp between 78-80 F consistently. Safe, dependable, works well, and turtles are comfortable and happy!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Kell on Jan 6, 2022

not yet boiling turtles!

heater is supposed to be pre set for a max temp of 78 degrees. this zoo med heater has been fluctuating in temperature between between 85-78 since initial installation.this unit does shut down within this range of temperatures. the turtles seem to be enjoying the newly elevated temps and are feeding much better.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By MegM on Feb 19, 2022

Worked for a month and died

Stopped working altogether after a month. Won't buy again.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Brookie on Jan 24, 2022

Brakes easily..

Broke after less then a month of using it....just stopped Turing on