Heater failure is one of the most common maladies to hobbyists and the effect is typically catstrophic — from overheating your system and boiling everything to losing heat in the cold and freezing them out. For hobbyists on a tight budget, the new Finnex MAX-300 Digital Temperature Controller is an affordable option to add a sense of security to your system. Simple to use, just plug in your heater to the controller, set the digital thermostat to the temperature you want to keep and plop the controller and temperature sensor in the tank and let it do the work.
The Finnex MAX-300 Digital Temperature Controller is rated for heaters up to 300W, comes with a three-prong outlet and a separate temperature sensor probe allows for more accuracy. The Finnex controller allows you to set temperatures from 68 to 92 degrees Fahrenheit and a includes a memory chip to remember the user settings in case of power interruption. The best part is the controller is extremely affordable retailing around $19.99.
[via Premium Aquatics]