Hygger Titanium Aquarium Heater, the Perfect Choice for 2020!

Hygger Titanium Aquarium Heater

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.

Hygger Titanium Aquarium Heater​ Review

Sizing

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

How to choose the right size

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.

Features of Hygger Titanium Aquarium Heater

Precise Temperature Control

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!

A Versatile Heater to Use

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.  

Temperature Monitoring

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.   

Available in Different Watts

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. 

Suitable for Betta Fish and Most Other Popular Fish

The manufacturer designed this heater, making a suitable match for Betta fish tanks, that can maintain a uniform water temperature inside the whole aquarium. 

Not only for Betta fish but also for most other commonly used aquarium fish, the Hygger Titanium Aquarium Heater is equally efficient.

Horizontal Placement

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.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The Hygger Titanium Aquarium Heater is a high-quality, reasonably compact package that is very simple to install and use.
  • The external temperature controller is easy to operate and safer than conventional twist knob temperature control.
  • Temperature adjustment is precise. The water temperature reaches up to your set point very quickly and remains steady there.
  • Equally efficient for small and large tanks.
  • An electronic thermostat will measure the tank water temperature, and the LCD is useful to monitor it. You can compare the real-time water temperature with the setpoint, as both are in the display together.
  • A heavy-duty titanium heater, more durable than a glass-made one, consequently it is not going to break accidentally. You can use it in a very aggressive tank.
  • The power cable is long enough to enable setup as per your convenience.
  • You can place the heating rod and the temperature sensor on two different sides, making sure heating is uniform throughout the tank.
  • It is easy to reposition with suction cups. The horizontal placement makes a better look and better viewing of the aquarium.

Cons

  • You can use this heater for glass tanks only; it is not suitable for an acrylic tank. We will say this is a disadvantage because nowadays, acrylic-made fish tanks are well-liked, (especially 5 or 10-gallon tanks).
  • The thermostat is not waterproof, you must keep it away from the aquarium and stay dry. You can use this heater only for indoor purposes.
  • There is no guard of the heating element, which is okay for fish, but you cannot use it for any turtle aquarium. 

Safety Precautions

  • Never start the heater unless the heater rod and the temperature probe are fully submerged in water. If it runs dry, overheating is the consequence, that can eventually burn the heater. 
  • Never power up the heating rod alone, always connect the temperature probe and the thermostat while using. Without getting the actual water temperature and the desired setpoint as inputs, the heating rod may keep running to overheat.
  • Keep water in circulation, while the heater is on. If water is not continuously recirculating, it can cause localized overheating of the water.
  • Before taking the heater out for any maintenance, shut it off and allow at least 30 minutes to cool it down. It’s too hot!  
  • Do not put the thermometer (temperature probe) too near to the heating rod.
  • Do not use the temperature controller for other brand heaters; vendors prohibit it for security reasons. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to set temperature for Hygger Titanium Aquarium Heater?

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.

Does the heater controller retain its set programming after power outage? 

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.

Where to put the temperature display? Does it just lay down, or is there a hook or suction cups on the back?

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. 

Can I place Hygger Titanium Aquarium Heater vertically in my aquarium?

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.

Hygger Titanium Aquarium Heater setup video

Final Words

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. 

So, how was our Hygger Titanium Heater Review article? If you have any suggestions or thoughts, please put a comment below, and don’t hesitate to share. Enjoy!  

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Sujit Modak

Hello, everyone! Welcome to my aquarium blog. Fishkeeping is my passion, and I started this fascinating hobby back in 2006. Besides my engineering profession, I deeply studied many fishkeeping topics since I started building my home aquarium. I researched effective aquarium filtration and lighting of planted aquariums. I am keeping 20+ species of freshwater and saltwater fish as my aquatic pet collection. I successfully experimented with a complex ecosystem inside the aquarium, biotope aquariums, aquaponics, etc. I would love to share some learnings from my hands-on experience of the last 14 years. Hopefully, my sharing will be somewhat helpful to make your aquarium journey awesome! 

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