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Defective heater?

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Old 09-12-2009, 01:16 AM   #1
 
Defective heater?

I currently have an AquaClear 30. It's been used since the beginning which has been about 5 or 6 months. Well I just noticed that the decals are coming off of the tube. The strips, I guess you could say, are peeling off. I also noticed some condensation on the INSIDE of the tube where the power LED is located. Is this a problem? Should I remove it from the water and replace?
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:29 AM   #2
 
Looking online. The AquaClear 30 comes with a life time warranty? Hm. I should have saved that receipt.
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:03 PM   #3
 
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just to be on the safe side i would replace it with something else. keep in mind heaters are THE most important thing in your tank. Money
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Old 09-12-2009, 04:34 PM   #4
 
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I too just noticed condensation on the inside of the tube. The heater seems to be working fine. Is the condensation a problem?
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Old 09-12-2009, 04:38 PM   #5
 
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more than likely but are you willing to risk a nice little shock the next time you do a wc?
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:34 PM   #6
 
Well. I've been through worse pain, a little shock will only make me feel like I'm back over in the sandbox ha. Well I'm not going to remove it until I have a new one to replace it with, which wont be until monday or so. Does not seem to be causing any stress to the fish nor doing any harm to the water so i think it will be ok for another day or two in there.
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:36 PM   #7
 
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cool hope it works out
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