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JBJ True Temp Digital Controller w/ Heater - 150 Watt

JBJ True Temp Digital Controller w/ Heater - 150 Watt

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JBJ True Temp Digital Controller w/ Heater - 150 Watt Information

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JBJ introduces the TRUE TEMP digital heater controller and titanium heating system. The TRUE TEMP is the most complete heating system to date with the most advanced features that set it apart as the leading heater for professional hobbyists.

Our digital microprocessor boasts amazing +/- 0.5 F accuracy, a calibration setting, indestructible titanium heating element with thermal shut off, smart memory chip, LED heating indicator, safety guard, remote temperature probe, and a large constant LED display of the current temperature.

Maintaining the correct temperature for tropical fish may be the single most important factor for a successful aquarium. Since fish do not have the ability to regulate their own body temperature, it is crucial that we can provide consistent water temperatures with minimal fluctuations.

Majority of fish cannot cope with stress from constant temperature fluctuations, which leads to a compromised immune system. This increases the probability of avoidable diseases, parasites, and bacterial infections.


Don’t be fooled, some controllers still incorporate analog dials and knobs without the precision accuracy of TRUE digital controllers. Our advanced microprocessor constantly reads and displays the correct temperature to a tenth of a degree with a large LED display. Easy push buttons make setting your desired temperature simple and easy.

The perfect submersible element for fresh or saltwater aquaria. Virtually indestructible with the benefits of fast heat transfer without any corrosion. Integrated thermal shut off and out of water safety mechanism.

Model Wattage Length x Diameter Power Cord Tank Size

150 WATT
9.5” X 1.5”
30 - 50 G

300 WATT
13.1” X 1.5”
60 - 100 G

500 WATT
13.1” X 1.5”
100 - 160 G

800 WATT
16.7” X 1.5”
160 - 260 G

1000 WATT
16.7” X 1.5”
200 - 300 G

Most heaters have an integrated temperature probe within the same heating element. This can lead to false readings and premature ON/OFF cycles. The TRUE TEMP digital controller is equipped with a remote quick disconnect temperature probe that can be placed up to 5 feet away from the heating element for a comprehensive temperature measurement of the total volume of water. Quick disconnect temperature probe grants easy replacement without the need to replace the entire controller in the event it fails.

All titanium heating elements are securely placed inside our safety guards that protect you and your livestock from the heating core. Our flow thru design grants continuous water contact without interruption.

Have you ever noticed that majority of heaters cannot be calibrated. Often times, errors do occur during the calibration process. The ability to cross reference ensures your temperature is accurate and always correct.

An integrated smart memory chip will restore the previous temperature set point and calibration to the last stored setting once the power returns after a failure. This alleviates having to manually reset settings forever.

  • Wattage: 150, 300, 500, 800, & 1000 Watt
  • Heating Element: Titanium
  • Cord Length: 6 ft
  • Temperature Range: 0.-99.9F
  • Temperature Set Point: 32-95F
  • Accuracy: +/- 0.5F
  • Cycle Point: +/- 1F
  • Max Load: Up to 1000 Watt Capacity
  • Temperature Probe Length: 5 ft
  • Heater holder with suction cup mounts

Manufacturer Info

JBJ is a top-of-mind brand name in freshwater and saltwater aquarium supplies. The company is committed to innovation and manufacturing only the absolute highest quality equipment. JBJ’s philosophy is "to create products that provide extra value" to hobbyists. JBJ produces hundreds of aquarium products including lights, filters, heaters, UV sterilizers, wavemakers and top-off systems. The company is best known for their affordable line of Arctica chillers and the best-selling Nano Cube aquarium series. We carry the gamut of JBJ products and accessories and are happy to provide you free technical support while you’re setting up your new equipment.

JBJ True Temp Digital Controller w/ Heater - 150 Watt Reviews

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JBJ Tru-Temp Controller

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 9/18/2014 from Tustin, CA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Installed easily in my 30 gallon tank-heater at mid depth on left side and probe directly opposite at same level. I set at 78 and it fluctuates perhaps 1 to 1 1/2 degrees on digital readout, occasionally to 2 degrees. An independent thermometer check leads me to believe that I'd be chasing a ghost to correct it. In use just 10 days now and corals flourish and invertebrates and single urchin, anemone, and Maroon Clown all fine.If all stays same I'm very satisfied

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Large temp swings

Reviewers Rating Below Average

Posted: 6/27/2014 from GROVER, MO UNITED STATES
2.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Used for a month then abandon it. Temp swings from 77 to 82.

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Not what I expected

Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory

Posted: 6/16/2014 from ARVADA, CO UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: This was not what I paid for. 500W heater element failed at 15 months JBJ personal not helpful. They recommended "buy a new one". Last week (18 months old) temp probe failed. I spent the big bucks for what I thought was going to be high quality. It most certainly is not! 150 gal marine tank now being heated by 8 year old Won heater. Geez, what are you supposed to do to protect your livestock investment?

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jbj true temp

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 3/29/2014 from WEST HARTFORD, CT UNITED STATE
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Ver slick looking and easy to set up but it should really come with instructions

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A happy camper.

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 1/13/2014 from EL DORADO HILLS, CA UNITED STA
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: What a beautiful package. The heater works great just as advertised what makes it special for me is the magnet holders a breeze to set up. The controller makes the whole thing work set it and forget it.

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Bad Sensors

Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory

Posted: 12/31/2013 from Killen, AL UNITED STATES
0.5 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I run a maintenance business and one of my clients had only had this heater for less than a year. Like others it totally failed and their reef crashed due to cold temperatures (hence why they called me to begin maintaining their aquarium). After getting the unit back to my shop the heater coil was completely broken and inoperable. So I decided to test the control unit. It would cut on and off at the specified temperature that I set on it, however after using a digital medical thermometer as well as a standard glass aquarium thermometer (both it and the medical digital were within .5°F of each other) the JBJ probe was reading 5 full degrees OFF to the high side. After reading through other reviews and my double, triple and quadruple checking of the control unit I would advise people to stay away from these units where stability matters.

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Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 6/21/2013 from LOVELADIES, NJ UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


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Great Heater!!!!!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 6/16/2013 from CALERA, OK UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I just upgraded my tank with new LEDs so out with the chiller. Which this meant I would need a heater. It was very easy to setup and after plugging it in I felt there was no way that temp could be right. I then went and bought an old school thermometer after leaving it in my tank for a few minutes I pulled it out and the temp was correct. I didn't have to calibrate it or anything. Well wrth the money.

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Dead after under 2 years

Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 3/21/2013 from HICKSVILLE, NY UNITED STATES
2.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I purchased the t3-800. I would not recommend it. Works great but! The controller connection is horrible. It constantly reads error at the slightest touch the connections aren't great. I took the heater rod and hooked it up to my controller instead. Worked great until yesterday. out of the blue it just crapped out. doesn't heat up at all. I bought the 800W even though my tank only needs about 500W so the heater doesn't have to work as hard. dead after 2 years. Better off sticking with a different less expensive titanium heater. and get two smaller ones instead of one big one.

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JBJ True Temp

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/6/2013 from Keansburg, NJ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I have had this heater for 3 months. I have to say that this heater works really well. I have the temp set to 77 and my tank stays in between 76 and 78. I have a second temp probe in the tank also and both probe read the temperature within .2 deg. The only thing that is upsetting is the JBJ didn't come with the magnets to attach just suction cups, but its not a deal breaker. I push in the suction cups every week when doing a water change no problems.

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