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post #1 of 6 Old 07-15-2012, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Aqueon heater

I have a Aqueon 150w told me to leave it at the setting it came as and leave it for 24hrs..then i could turn it up..well i didnt read the insructions fully..DUMMY...well when i turn it up..the red light comes on...why isnt i see the elements turn red..could i have ruined it
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-16-2012, 06:23 AM
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Was it submersed when you turned it up? Most will show red when heating but I have one that shows green and red at times.

Can you post the model number here?

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-16-2012, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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it was sumerged..the light does come on(its red) talking about the heating elements insude the tube..i havent seen it get red as it heats up the tank
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-03-2012, 02:00 PM
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The heating element will not get red. Only a little orange spot will glow. Don't worry, it is working.

Just he careful how you adjust it. The first time I did, I adjusted it the wrong way and when I came home from work, the temp in the tank was 91 degrees and 1 of the 3 guppies I had in there died.
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-03-2012, 02:06 PM
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If you the heater is working you will be able to see the convection waves. Just look at the heater from the side.

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-04-2012, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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i came to find out it wasnt would only heat up to 68f and it was getting condensation inside the tube so i took it back and got a fluval 200 and its been awsome ever since
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