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Old 08-04-2004, 12:36 PM   #1
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PLEASE READ!!! HEATER DEFECT--FIRE--TOTAL LOSS!!!

Please reconsider if you have an Odyssea 500w heater for your tank. My tempature control connecter started a fire under my 175g Oceanic tank that I got up and running about 6 weeks ago. The tank was doing great and happy fishes & corals. The fire burned the supporting cabinet and flames shooting up the back of the tank caused the glass to shatter due to the temp differential. 175+ gallons of water along with everything living was tidalwaved throughout my office. I'm still in shock as I received the call at 2:30 this am. I lost everything. Almost 7k invested so far not to mention my place of business is unusable for a couple weeks for repairs. I'm sure when the dust settles I'll be shedding many tears for my swimming buddies many of whom I had for years. Anyway--Get that heater out of your tank if you have one. They have a major liability situation on therir hands potentially now.
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Old 08-04-2004, 12:43 PM   #2
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HOLY COW! That is horrible!
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Sorry about that! I would be devistated. Hopefully your insurence will help with the costs. 7000.00 is a lot of coin. Good luck with the clean up and keep us posted on the project. Are you going to attemp another tank in the office?
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OMG, thats terrible.
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Old 08-04-2004, 01:14 PM   #6
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I feel for you. I have never heard of the heater you mention? Where did you get it from?
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Old 08-04-2004, 01:20 PM   #7
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I'm sorry for your loss.....that's horrible.

Have you called your insurance agent yet?
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That was a beautiful tank you had.
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Old 08-04-2004, 01:36 PM   #9
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WHOA that is rough man what a beautiful tank it was too!

Glad nobody got hurt or burnt though... what a blow..........
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Old 08-04-2004, 01:42 PM   #10
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Heater was bought at a LFS. Actually had two. The other I hadn't put in yet. Yes insurance will cover the loss. I sincerely hope to replace the tank. Thats the plan anyway, Too soon to tell
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