I have spent a lot of time researching the best heaters, filters, lights etc. that I would recommend for most typical home aquarium setups. This is all stuff that has been tested and experimented with and especially used by many other hobbyists that I was able to draw experience from.
When it comes to aquarium equipment a lot of your setups will depend on what species of tank animals you are keeping, and I will address some ideas based on different needs of your fish.
These items I list are not necessarily the highest-end items out there. I try and find what works the best, is priced well and most importantly, what will be optimal for your species.