Most freshwater and saltwater fish are comfortable at the water temperature variation from 72 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. So, it is essential to maintain your aquarium water temperature within a specific range, and you cannot do it without an aquarium heater.
Most vendors do not include a heater with the aquarium kit box, so the heater is an additional but must needed accessory. You have to buy a heater for the aquarium, and you have to choose the right one. Hygger Titanium Aquarium Heaters can be the perfect match as they are vastly compatible with aquariums of any brand.
Here you get four different sized submersible heaters of 50w/100w/200w/500w from the Hygger, pick one that suits your aquarium size and other requirements.
50 Watt, for 5~10 gallon aquariums
100 Watt, for 10~25 gallon aquariums
200 Watt, for 20~60 gallon aquariums
500 Watt, for 60~120 gallon aquariums
The right size indicates the proper capacity of the aquarium heater to raise the water temperature to the setpoint. The desired capacity depends mainly on three factors, the room temperature, tank size, and the ideal temperature setpoint for your fish.
As a rule of thumb, you can do simple math to identify what capacity you need. Multiply the gallon number of the tank with the desired temperature rise (in degrees Fahrenheit). Take the result as your heater’s watt.
For instance, in a 5-gallon tank, if your set temperature requirement is 10 degrees above the room temperature, the watt requirement is 50. Similarly, for a 10-gallon tank and 15 degrees of temperature rise, you will need a 150-watt heater. But remember, you have to consider the maximum temperature that you need to uplift.
An undersized heater remains turned on all the time, as it struggles to reach the set temperature. This scenario can overstress the heater and eventually ends up with a short duration of the heater life.
A separate temperature controller will allow you to adjust the temperature effortlessly for this Hygger Titanium Aquarium Heater. As you don’t have to take the heater out of the tank for setpoint adjustment, it benefits accurate control.
The heater automatically shuts off, reaching the set temperature. The heating temperature range is broad enough, from 32 to 104°F, with a control accuracy of +/- 0.5 °C. A good one!
This heater is suitable for freshwater, saltwater aquariums, and reef tanks. As the construction material is Titanium, so it is entirely corrosion-proof and durable. No glass in the construction, therefore the Hygger Aquarium Heater is shatter-proof and not prone to fragility.
You can see the temperature settings from an LCD monitor in either Celsius or Fahrenheit scale. An external thermostat measures the water temperature, which is visible on display.
The display shows the water temperature up and the set temperature down, thus easily comparable to identifying whether it maintains temperature correctly.
Four different sizes of Hygger Titanium Aquarium Heater are available. They are 50, 100, 200, and 500 watts. You can pick the right size based on your requirements.
This horizontally placed submersible heater can be mounted on the tank with two suction cups. This feature provides the benefit that you can place the heater anywhere at any water height you want. Maintaining the water temperature can be more manageable, placing it near a steady current flow (with a pump).
Alternatives: If you don’t prefer a submersible one, which needs to be placed inside the aquarium, you may go for an external type heater that can be installed externally along with a canister filter and sump.
It is simple, just plug and play. When you power it up, a red light indicator is on, and the heater starts functioning. You can see the water temperature from the LCD. Adjust the set temperature by pressing a button of the controller. The display will show the set temperature and blink for three seconds, and now it’s all set. The heater starts heating.
Yes, the setpoint retains the last value. You do not need to re-adjust. The only problem is the temperature unit reset to Celsius by default. If you want to see it in Fahrenheit, you will have to change it manually again.
There is no suction cup to fix the display controller, you will have to find a place like a dresser or a side table to put it.
The vendor does not recommend it. The heater is too long to place vertically. You must keep it fully submerged, and it is not possible with vertical placement. Besides, heat distribution is better in the horizontal installation.
A nice little heater, we will happily recommend it for your aquarium to keep your small pet’s home warm and cozy. For the best performance of the heater, the vendor Hygger recommends using a pump that circulates water. If you place the heating rod somewhere near the pump discharge, warm water distribution will be better.
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