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twinkey 07-16-2012 12:19 AM

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

Romad 07-16-2012 07:23 AM

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?

twinkey 07-17-2012 12:07 AM

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

kroum 08-03-2012 03:00 PM

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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Jayy 08-03-2012 03:06 PM

If you the heater is working you will be able to see the convection waves. Just look at the heater from the side.

twinkey 08-04-2012 08:50 AM

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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