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NewFishFiend 07-22-2013 10:53 PM

How IRRITATING!
 
Woke up this morning around 830 to feed my fish in my 75 gallon to find my Penn Plax heater had busted! The bottom completely busted out. Only about 6-7 months old. Thank GOD I have 2 heaters in my aquarium. I'm really irritated. This is my second heater to malfuntion in as many weeks. The first was a Marineland 75w that quit working in my saltwater tank after just 3 days, and now this one. That's it, I'm only buy eheim from now on. PFFFT:evil::-?

jaysee 07-23-2013 02:55 AM

I just had a heater malfunction in one of my quarantine tanks - killed my new fish. $50 in the garbage, literally. I'm sure glad that my show tanks are unheated.


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Romad 07-23-2013 04:21 AM

The odds of that happening are pretty low with two different brands in so little time. Are you using a surge protecter strip (assuming they were both plugged into the same socket)?

NewFishFiend 07-23-2013 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Romad (Post 2619098)
The odds of that happening are pretty low with two different brands in so little time. Are you using a surge protecter strip (assuming they were both plugged into the same socket)?

I use surge protectors. 2 different tanks, two different rooms. The marineland just stopped heating. The light was on but it didnt heat. The penn plax literally busted out the bottom.

Agent13 07-23-2013 06:01 PM

Fluval and eheim.. I would swear by no others

Tracy Bird 07-24-2013 11:24 AM

I have an opinion but I'll not share it as I'm certain I will JINX myself.

Looks like you didn't lose any livestock, so thats a good thing and you are only out the cost of the heater....

NewFishFiend 07-25-2013 03:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Tracy Bird (Post 2628961)
I have an opinion but I'll not share it as I'm certain I will JINX myself.

Looks like you didn't lose any livestock, so thats a good thing and you are only out the cost of the heater....

Very true. My 75 gallon is hanging out at 74 degrees (normally 78) because the 1 heater just can't really keep up (we keeps it chilly in our house lol) and I haven't been able to pick up a new heater yet. Marineland is replacing the one in my saltwater tank, but it's still frustrating.


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