Ultimate De-Icer 250W
Works better than expected, great features, great value
We have a 100gl Rubbermaid type stock tank and 70gl galvanized stock tank. I purchased two 500 watt heaters, one for each tank. We just hit -25 degrees last night, and the troughs only had a small layer of ice lining the inside. Very impressed because in the past I've used 1200+ watt heaters.
I also really like the floating OR submersible feature, along with the clip to keep the cord in place. After a month, my cantankerous horse (who typically pulls out the heater and stomps on it) has totally left this one alone. AND with two 500 watt heaters, I am using LESS energy than the typical single heater on the market = an already noticeable difference in my electric bill. I am SO pleased and will for sure buy this product again!
December 8, 2013
I must start by telling you that I have had a lot of experience with tank heaters for many years. These are the best. I have been using it for over a month in the mountains of Colorado where our average temps. have been 5 degrees during the night. I have a 1000 watt de-icer in a 300 gallon tank and the water is very warm. I think I could have actually gone for the 750 watt. I started out with it floating but have mouthy horses and found it outside the tank one morning. I simply screwed off the floater wheel and sank it which is working much better for me. There was no problem with the heater hanging outside the tank for the night...no burned up element and no burned holes in my tank (it's plastic). I have also run out of water and had it sitting on the bottom with no issues. I have, in the past had other heaters burn thru the tanks even when they were recommended for plastic tanks which gets very costly when you have to replace the whole tank. This one is well protected and didn't cause any problems. These are great de-icers and the price is great as well. Would definitely recommend to everyone. I will be buying a few spares to have on hand.
November 29, 2013
Keeps tank ice free
I bought the 250 watt deicer for my 30 gal tank and it has kept the water from freezing and at a comfortable temp for my horse to drink.
March 3, 2013
This is a Great Product
K&H Stock tank De-Icers are nearly perfect! Their size selection chart is right on the money. Best thing is that you only use the power that will do the job. Most other De-Icers are entirely too power hungry. I have been using a 500 watt floating heater for my horses with the temps in the single digits and the water is Ice free in a 100 gallon tank. Had a warrenty replacement that shipped the same day I told the Doctors that I had a problem. Couldn't be happier!
January 29, 2013