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joeshmoe 01-22-2007 09:05 PM

warning on top fin heaters
well i just found out that theres a recall on top fin heaters so i was just posting to tell every one that has one. mines been going screwy so ill bring mine too :roll:

musho3210 01-22-2007 09:38 PM

top fin is a terrible company for everything

RubberFrog 01-23-2007 10:45 AM

Isn't that the brand they sell at walmart? What a surprise....

Lupin 01-23-2007 04:49 PM

:shock2: Wow...Now I see everything about Walmart.:roll:

musho3210 01-23-2007 04:50 PM

technically its a petsmart only brand but you know wal-mart.....

joeshmoe 01-23-2007 04:50 PM

no i don think they sell it there cus petsmart owns the company

FDStation152 01-23-2007 10:06 PM

nah you can find topfin stuff at walmart. They may be cheap and break down constantly but for emergency use nothing beats a cheap filter that you can go buy at 3 in the morning. For my more basic tanks (bare grow-outs, plant only tanks, etc) I pretty much stick to topfin stuff because its cheap and it generally gets the job done.

Jaysn 01-25-2007 08:48 PM

Where did you find this out? I have a friend who's gone through two top fins recently, and would like to pass the info on. Thanks!

musho3210 01-25-2007 09:39 PM

i got a topfin starter aquarium kit, there tanks are pretty basic quality but there filters arent that great, topfin is like a cheaper form of all-glass

FDStation152 01-25-2007 09:41 PM

yeah I've had problems with their equipment before but like I said...I generally only use it on the more basic tanks. Though one of the two filters on my main tank is a top fin and its been running well for over a year now. The other one is an aqua clear if you were wondering. Both rated for 50 gallon tanks so I'd say they do a pretty good job on my 37 lol

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