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Old 02-25-2011, 03:31 PM   #31
 
Thanks Inga. I bought them at my LFS. They would give me a full refund if I had the receipts. Which of course I don't, because I bought them several months ago. I'm going to go there tonight and see if we can work out a store credit or something.

I think he is carrying Eheim heaters now, but he only had larger watt ones last time I was there. I think another place in town carries the Aqueons. I'll shop around some.

Thanks for the Dr. Foster's and Smith suggestion. If I don't find heaters locally, then I'll give them a try.

I did get a bristlenose pleco and 5 Cherry Barbs this week for my 20 gallon long, so I will focus on enjoying them and worrying less about heaters!
Thanks.
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:40 PM   #32
 
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Thanks Inga. I bought them at my LFS. They would give me a full refund if I had the receipts. Which of course I don't, because I bought them several months ago. I'm going to go there tonight and see if we can work out a store credit or something.

I think he is carrying Eheim heaters now, but he only had larger watt ones last time I was there. I think another place in town carries the Aqueons. I'll shop around some.

Thanks for the Dr. Foster's and Smith suggestion. If I don't find heaters locally, then I'll give them a try.

I did get a bristlenose pleco and 5 Cherry Barbs this week for my 20 gallon long, so I will focus on enjoying them and worrying less about heaters!
Thanks.

I guess If I were you, I would call Marineland and ask them to credit you for your heaters. They do have another type of heater they might very well give you a full trade. All new heaters for all the old recalled heaters. I have had a heater blow in the past and wouldn't want it to happen again. Good luck with yours.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:38 PM   #33
 
I ended up getting 2 Fluval M heaters for the time being. I'm going to call and see if Marineland will replace the Stealth-pros and then have the replacements on hand for backups.

Thanks to everyone for the advice.

I am going to try Dr Foster and Smith for a heater for my 5.5 gallon.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:20 PM   #34
 
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My new Heaters have been sent and I will be happy to have the old ones out of the tank. Kind of annoying that I had to remove them as I just got the Pennywort growing so nice all around the cord to hide it. Oh well, gives me another excuse to do some rearranging and adding to my tank. Like I need another excuse. ha ha

I went with the Eheim Jager Thermostat Heater. Anyone use those? I just didn't know what to go with. These had 5 out of 5 stars on the satisfaction rating. Hopefully they are good heaters. I don't want to repeat this again. :(
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:45 PM   #35
 
I feel bad now, was I the only one that saw this coming..... Was told early on that these heaters go boom. Been wondering when the recall was going to happen...
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:59 AM   #36
 
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I feel bad now, was I the only one that saw this coming..... Was told early on that these heaters go boom. Been wondering when the recall was going to happen...
I was actually told these were fantastic heaters and that they were "shatter proof" so... frustrating that this did happen. I did have an issue with one of mine a few months back but I was assured it was a fluke and not to worry about replacing it with the same kind.

I was sitting at home, in my office and typing when I heard a funny sound. Then I noticed a bad smell and noticed the heater was sending up a stream of bubbles and smoking. I immediately pulled the plug and removed it from the tank. The casing around the heater had split.

I certainly hope the new heaters I chose are a good choice and won't have any issues.
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