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Gone thru three heaters in one month! What is going on?!
Old 01-03-2010, 10:31 PM   #1
 
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I've had three heaters fail on me in the last month. The first two were Aqueon and the latest a Marineland Stealth Pro. All of these heaters worked fine for about a week. After that they would not put out heat although they still had lights indicating they were receiving electricity.
What the heck! Any ideas?
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:38 PM   #2
 
Use the manufactures warranty. They should replace them if you kept your proof of purchase. Rena replaced my smartheater, but I had to ship it in for them to test it first. was still much cheaper than buying a new one.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:26 PM   #3
 
Any ideas for troubleshooting the causes for failure?
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:04 AM   #4
 
are you overloading your circuit? might wanna check that out
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:03 AM   #5
 
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That stinks I pers hadn't had the brands you're ref to, but here's the heaters I use in all my tanks w/out problems
Cascade Heaters, Heaters | Pet Solutions
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:29 PM   #6
 
I think that I may have a faulty surge protector. I'm going to purchase a good power strip/surge protector and hopefully my heating problems will be solved.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:36 PM   #7
 
its easy enough to fix non submersible heater. submersible heaters can be done, but I don't suggest using them submersed again. Heaters are pretty straight forward once you take them apart.
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:09 PM   #8
 
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is the tank near a wall heater, or in an area of low current? i had a 50w tetra auto heater that only heated a 10g tank to 72 degrees. my poor betta was shivering lol so i bought a new one, and same thing :( thought one broke, and the new one was defective lol moved the heater over into higher current area and it went up to 74. hrm. finally i moved the heater to a side wall (heat register right behind and below the back wall of the tank) and tada, 76-78. the back wall would heat up when the house heat kicked on and it was enough to shut my heater off. doh!
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:38 PM   #9
 
Hmm Interesting. I never considered that but I'll have to check that out. Thanks for the help all.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:22 PM   #10
 
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the back wall would heat up when the house heat kicked on and it was enough to shut my heater off. doh!
You know if 1 my heaters 'wouldn't work' i'd exchange it too, I'd have not given the house heat a 2nd thought, that's a real good one right there everybody should think bout
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