10 Best Aquarium Controller

Updated on: October 2021

Best Aquarium Controller in 2021


Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller 2-Stage Outlet Thermostat Heating and Cooling Mode Carboy Homebrew Fermenter Greenhouse Terrarium 110V 10A 1100W

Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller 2-Stage Outlet Thermostat Heating and Cooling Mode Carboy Homebrew Fermenter Greenhouse Terrarium 110V 10A 1100W
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Inkbird ITC308S Temperature Controller for Aquarium with Submersible Probe, Heating Cooling Outlets Thermostat for Heater and Cooling Fans

Inkbird ITC308S Temperature Controller for Aquarium with Submersible Probe, Heating Cooling Outlets Thermostat for Heater and Cooling Fans
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Temperature Control Mode: On/Off Control. Cooling and Heating control.
  • Fully submersible probe. Aquarium probe works better in water than standard probe.
  • Temperature calibration; Over-temperature and sensor fault alarm. Dual display window, be able to display measured temperature and set temperature at the same time.
  • Maximum output load: 1200W (110V).
  • It's an all in one, simple solution providing control of cooling and heating.

Inkbird ITC-306A WiFi Temperature Controller, Wi-Fi Aquarium Thermostat Heater Controller 120V~1200W Temperature Control with Two Probes only for Heater Aquarium Breeding Reptiles Hatching

Inkbird ITC-306A WiFi Temperature Controller, Wi-Fi Aquarium Thermostat Heater Controller 120V~1200W Temperature Control with Two Probes only for Heater Aquarium Breeding Reptiles Hatching
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Wifi & Free APP 🐠: Pair the aquarium temperature controller with your phone via 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, the device will alarm if there are exceptions. And all exceptions will be updated to the APP, the app will push notifications to remind you.(APP: ☞InkbirdSmart)
  • Dual Protection 🐠: The wifi temperature controller is equipped with 2 relays(current relay) to ensure that the power can be turned off under any abnormal circumstances, will protect your fish from being hurt by overheated water
  • Continous Heating Alarm 🐠The heating time can be set according to your needs from 1 hour to 72 hours. The controller will alarm once the water can not be heated to the setting temperature within the specified time. The temperature setting range is 20.0℃~35.0℃/68.0℉~95.0℉ and the measure temperature range is -40℃~100℃/-40℉~212℉.
  • Easy to use 🐠: Plug and Play. The 10A 1200w programmable and prewired aquarium thermostat is compatible with most kinds of heaters, no need to assemble the product yourself, just plug and play.
  • Dual probe for safety 🐠:The aquarium heater controller will alarm once the temperature difference between 2 probes is more than 5℉(3℃), and the app will push a notification at the same time.To protect your fish in a more safet environment

Kessil Spectral Controller (92145338940)

Kessil Spectral Controller (92145338940)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Bright LCD screen
  • Touch sensitive navigation buttons
  • Magnetic mounting plate
  • Control and program color spectrum, intensity and time schedules
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages

Jebao Programmable Auto Dosing Pump DP-4, Black

Jebao Programmable Auto Dosing Pump DP-4, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Model :DP-4, Idea for Dosing CA / MG / AB Water or other liquid
  • 4 Channel Dosing Pump
  • Each Channel Provides 1 to 9999ml per day,24 timer per day
  • Can interval 30 days to dosing, Easy Set different time of the Dosing Pump
  • Q max (L/m): 70, Dimension: 9.25" x 5.11" x 2.55"
  • NOTE: User manual and user guide attached in this page - kindly refer it

Inkbird ITC-308S Aquarium Heating and Cooling Dual Stage Temperature Controller Freshwater Saltwater Aquarium Tropical Fish Ornamental Shrimp

Inkbird ITC-308S Aquarium Heating and Cooling Dual Stage Temperature Controller Freshwater Saltwater Aquarium Tropical Fish Ornamental Shrimp
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • 💦💦【Heating and Cooling】Controls both a heating and cooling/refrigeration device at the same time. This controller can also be used to easily control a single heating or cooling device.
  • 💦💦【Applicable Scene】Because it has the powerful function of corrosion protection, it is very suitable for fresh water, sea water aquarium, coral cylinder, ornamental shrimp and tropical fish.
  • 💦💦【Dual Display Window】Easy to set up,be able to display measured temperature and set temperature at the same time.Provides a temperature display of Celsius or Fahrenheit.
  • 💦💦【Alarm for Safe】High and low temperature alarms,sensor failure alarm. Maximum output load: 1200W(110V).
  • 💦💦【Term of service】Purchase products and get a one-year warranty.

Inkbird Digital Outlet Heating Aquarium Temperature Controller ITC-306T Reptiles Heat Mat Updated Aquarium Probe

Inkbird Digital Outlet Heating Aquarium Temperature Controller ITC-306T Reptiles Heat Mat Updated Aquarium Probe
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • 🐠🐠【Convenient Design】 Plug and play, easy to use. Support reading with Centigrade or Fahrenheit.
  • 🐠🐠【Dual Display Window】 Be able to display measured temperature and set temperature at the same time.
  • 🐠🐠【Only Heating】 Temperature Control Mode: On/Off Control. Please note it is only heating controller without cooling function. Both of the plugs can control the heating. But totally could not over 1200W.
  • 🐠🐠【Dual Time Cycle Setting】Can be set different temperature from day and night on the basis of the physical needs of animals and plants during 24 hours.
  • 🐠🐠【Different Functions】Temperature calibration, over-temperature and sensor fault alarm. Maximum output load: 1200W (110V).

Hygger Titanium Tube Submersible Pinpoint Aquarium Heater with Digital Thermostat,IC Temp Controller 200W

Hygger Titanium Tube Submersible Pinpoint Aquarium Heater with Digital Thermostat,IC Temp Controller 200W
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • [FULLY SUBMERSIBLE]: Our Betta Tank Heater is fully submersible in water HORIZONTALLY with 2 suction cups can be easily mounted on tank. Place it near a strong water flow so that the whole aquarium at the same temperature. Comes with a separate controller where you can easily adjust from low to high without taking out the heater from the aquarium or fish tank.
  • [SHATTERPROOF & ANTICORROSION]: Our Titanium Heater is completely shatterproof as there is NO glass in the construction– it’s made from heavy duty, durable Titanium. As it has a great feature of being anticorrosion, it is perfect for freshwater, saltwater aquariums and reef tanks.
  • [PINPOINT TEMPERATURE]: Build-in external electronic theromstat, it has DUAL LCD display that clearly shows you the temperature setting in either Celsius or Fahrenheit. Up is aquarium temperature and down is set temperature. Heater will stop heating when temperature rise exactly to your desired temp. Heating temperature range 32 to 104°F. Control accuracy is +/- 0.5° C.
  • [AUTOMATED SHUT OFF SYSTEM]: Temperature can be controlled and set to your desired degree of heat. It automatically sets off when it reached the designated temperature of your setting. Voltage: 110V
  • [TANK CAPACITY]: 200-watt aquarium heater, 10.7 inches in length. Recommended for aquariums with 20 to 45 gallons of water capacity.

bayite Temperature Controller BTC201 Pre-Wired Digital Outlet Thermostat, 2 Stage Heating and Cooling Mode, 110V - 240V 10A

bayite Temperature Controller BTC201 Pre-Wired Digital Outlet Thermostat, 2 Stage Heating and Cooling Mode, 110V - 240V 10A
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Simplified Design---Plug and play, easy to set. Support °C/°F display
  • Dual Relay Output---Be able to connect with cooling and heating equipment at the same time. Maximum output load: 1100W(110V)
  • Dual Display Window---Be able to display real-time temperature and set temperature at the same time.
  • Safe Protection---High and low temperature alarms are available when the temperature overshoots your desired temperature. Compressor delay protection time setting and Temperature calibration
  • Warranty---1 year warranty for replacement or full refund without return. Comes with a 3m(9.8ft) waterproof probe sensor. Measure range is -58 ~ 230°F(-50 ~ 110°C)

Petzilla Aquarium Chiller, Fish Tank Cooling Fan System for Salt Fresh Water (3-Fan)

Petzilla Aquarium Chiller, Fish Tank Cooling Fan System for Salt Fresh Water (3-Fan)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • For aquarium wall (or width of the lip around the top edge) LESS THAN 1/2"
  • Reduce water temperature and drop up to 2 ~ 4℃
  • Offer a couple degrees cooling to offset lights and UV filter
  • 2 variable speed, wide angle adjustment, stable and strong clamp
  • Easy installation & No assembly required (AC adapter included)

Three Most Beneficial Snails for a Reef Aquarium

Snails can be one of your greatest assets in terms of a janitor clean up crew. These three snails are over and above clearly the winners...

A reef tank is a culmination of a plethora of inhabitants that range in size from microscopic plankton and pods to the fish and corals that are so highly sought after. As far as the pods and plankton are concerned, they either populate an aquarium as hitchhikers, often arriving with corals, algae and live rock or can be purchased separately for use to seed and feed various animals residing within an aquarium. The myriad of fish and corals highly sought after represent the stars of the show, so to speak. Without these very colorful and entertaining animals, each with their own personality and behavior trait, many aquariums have a perceived notion of being lifeless and boring. This is where invertebrates make the front page headlines. Snails, for one, depict a source of symbiotic relationships not only with the animals within an aquarium but with the aquarium owner as well. By this I mean they form the groundwork for your tanks cleanliness. Avid aquarists have always held the notion that snails are crucial and beneficial invertebrates to reef biotopes, especially. Based on my many years in the marine hobby, I can say that snails are a credible animal that carries its weight in gold.

The fact that snails come in various shapes, sizes and forms while exuding a multitude of talents when it comes to foraging for food as well as being categorized as prolific cleaners, promotes these invertebrates as one of the better choices to incorporate into a reef aquarium, hands down.

Based on my vast experience dealing with reef aquariums and my experience working in pet shops and countless hours researching various snails for as reef biotope, I have composed a list of the top three snails dedicated to a reef aquarium, based on their hardiness, ease of purchasing and their utmost importance when it comes to helping to ensure your tanks is free of nuisance microalgae. Snails consume great amounts of algae within a tank which is very exciting to aquarists, as it limits the amount of time that they need to spend cleaning their rock, glass tank and algae growth that is prominently seen growing on corals, which effects these delicate animals immensely.

The first snail is called the Cerith snail. Its Latin Name is Cerithithium sp. It attains roughly 2-3 inches in length and is encountered in a conical shell black and white. These snails are ideal and probably the best suited for a reef tank of any size. Cerith snails will be found in the benthic areas of an aquarium searching for diatoms, algae and sediment, hence cleaning the substrate as well as aerating it is well. Moreover, they will also consume algae that forms on inside glass of aquariums, heaters, filters and other pieces of equipment, not to mention removing algae in intricate areas within a tank such as within coral polyps, coralites and other areas where coral tissue may succumb to algae infestation that promotes an adverse reaction to coral health and growth. These snails are easy to maintain as long as you have a mature tank with which the snails have an ample supply of algae and diatoms to feed upon. A nice side note regarding these unique animals is the fact that they can right themselves if they fall off a rock or the tank glass, unlike their cousins, the Turbo snail where if they land upside down and you don't personally right them, they will eventually die or get eaten by other inhabitants such as hermits and crabs in general.

The second snail that no tank should be without is the Nassarius snails. These fancy, olive shape shelled snails are amazing in their own right. They are the only species in its family that will not harm fish, inverts or even humans, yes I said humans. The infamous Cone Snail complete with a probiscus that shoots out basically a hypodermic needle with a toxin to kill its prey on contact is a relative of the Nassarius snail. There have been documented cases of people being stung and killed by the Cone snail. Fortunately, for us conscientious aquarists, we need not be concerned about that nightmare happening in our tanks housing Nassarius snails. Nassarius snails grow no larger than an inch and a half. The larger and hardier of the two species encountered in the marine hobby are from the small island of Tonga. There is another species that hails from the Caribbean, though its size is dwarfed by the Tongan Nassarius snail and its hardiness is sacrificed as well. These snails are easy to maintain if proper food stuff is provided. They feed on detritus, uneaten food and dead animals. They spend most of their life hidden in the sand bed with only their probiscus sticking out like an antennae just waiting patiently for food to come by. No sooner is food introduced into the pelagic area of a tank and the Nassarius snails appear from under the sand bed like a scene out of the 1970's horror movie "Night of the Living Dead" in search of a meal. The Nassarius and Cerith Snails are equipped to be able to navigate over sand beds, a feat, in and of itself that other snail species can't claim.

The last snail species that finalizes my top three snails for a reef biotope is the Astrea snail. I know some of you are going to be shaking your heads at this one thinking that I would have selected the Mexican Turbo, Turbo or the Trochus snail. Well, quite frankly the Mexican Turbo Snails are too cumbersome as they attain a large size. The Turbo and Trochus snails really do not have a very long life expectancy, culminated by the fact that I mentioned above that they can't turn themselves over if they land upside down. The Astrea snail has a unique shaped spiral shell with grooves along the outer part of its shell. They are, often times, seen as a pearly white color with hair or coralline algae growth on their shell. They rarely attain a size greater than two inches which is ideal especially in smaller aquariums, such as nano and pico tanks. These snails are hard workers, constantly foraging rock work and glass for micro and macro algae tuffs. Again, the best case scenario for housing these beneficial janitorial cleaners is to not overpopulate a tank with them and also to provide a suitable tank with compatible tank mates and a mature tank biotope to ensure they will receive ample food sources. You can always supplement dried Nori seaweed or a food that is high in spirulina, kelp and other forms of algae products in it to ensure the snails are receiving beneficial nutrients in a tank undermined with algae growth.

So, there you have it. The top three snails that will have your tank looking spotless, hence allowing you to enjoy your prized possessions without having to spend countless hours and energy cleaning your tank by hand or those mag cleaners. The one thing I will say is that snails, like other cleanup crew members of a reef tank all provide different keys towards maintaining a clean aquarium, however, if you are encountering an algae outbreak, the best thing you can do is to perform a water change, test your water to see how high your nutrients levels, such as nitrates and phosphates, are in your aquarium water. Ultimately, low dissolved organics and nutrient levels will provide the best results with maintaining a pristine aquarium. It may be that your lights are being left on too long or the bulbs need to be replaced. It may be possible that you are overfeeding or your bioload is too extreme for a tank not dedicated to handle the oversized population. Whatever the case may be there is always a way to rectify a problem before it spirals out of control and that is it is always better to be proactive rather than reactive.

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