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Old 01-17-2015, 01:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I noticed that my tank was not keeping at temperature. Took out the Hydor and checked it. OMG, what happened?? Looks like something over heated!

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Old 01-17-2015, 07:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like it's fried to me.
Probably a short of some type.
Not a big fan of heaters that use a coiled up sheet type heater core.
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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is that the hydor inline?
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: What happened to my heater?

I just lost a heater too. Must be the season...

Definitely looks fried.
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Old 01-18-2015, 05:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: What happened to my heater?

Your heater may have been undersized and overheated trying to heat the tank. Looks like it shorted out.

Try an Ebo Jager heater.
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Old 03-09-2015, 04:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: What happened to my heater?

I agree it may have been undersized ...I went through 2 hydor 400w in a year....went to a controller and a titanium heater


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What brand is that heater? Some heaters need to be submerged up to a certain level and some should not be taken out of the water while still hot.
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