Aqueon® Mini Aquarium Heater
Needs a temp guage
My injured Betta is in a 1 gal tank and I used this heater to keep the water warm. Checked it tonight and the water was so warm it didn't register on the tank thermometer strip. I used another thermometer and it's 90 degree F in the tank. WAY too warm. I have removed the heater to allow the water to cool down. I will look for another heater to use.
June 21, 2014
I've had this heater in my tank for almost two days now and it hasn't warmed up the water a bit. It's only slightly warm to the touch. Aqueon will be sending me a new one for free, but I doubt it'll work either.
April 16, 2014
I have a 2 gallon bowl for my beta and live in New England so a heater is needed! This heater works great for the 2 gallons, keeping the temp. right around 80.
I only gave it 4 stars because it doesn't have a automatic shut off or temp. gauge, but with my thermometer in the tank i don't have a problem, but it would be a nice feature!
Easy to use and the suction cups keep it nicely out of the way.
March 16, 2014
Bought one for our 5 gallon hexagon aquarium that has one Betta in it. First time using it, outdoor temp was mid 70's, aquarium light on (during the day for plants), filter motor warm, the water temp went up to 82 degrees . Couple of weeks later, when it was 83 outside our apartment (patio door and window open), aquarium light on and the heat from the filter motor (inside the aquarium)........the water temp went up to 86 degrees! That is TOO warm for our male Betta. Shut off the heater and aquarium light (nighttime) and the water temp came down to 80. Nice temp for the Betta and it's more active!
Just have to watch how much heat is around aquarium when using this heater b/c it will heat the water up which would be a GREAT thing during northern states winters! Here in Florida, much different, but heater is still useful.
NO temperature adjustment/shutoff on it!
February 21, 2014