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Old 02-21-2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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Suction Cups don't stick anymore

The suction cups for my heater and thermometer use to stick to the inside of my tank with no problem, but now they dont at all. I have no idea what to do since my tank needs a heater, does anyone have any ideas?
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I've found that the only suction cups that I can get to work are the ones that Marineland sends with their heaters, and the ones Hagen (fluval) sends with their filters. All other heater and filter suction cups seem to lose their suction capability after a while. I've had the same suction cups for my fluvals since I got them almost 2 years ago, and they were used when I got them.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:17 PM   #3
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i have the same problem with my suction cups, i wish i could find other ways to keep the heater against the glass
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Same here, sometimes the heaters come with 2 or 3 suction cups (depending of the size) What I did last time is that I used just one to fix the heater and keep the other one as a spare, because with the time they become useless.
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just a thought, but how about a magnet glued on the heater and then another on the outside to hold it in place? I guess u could glue the magnets on the suction cups.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:58 AM   #6
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just a thought, but how about a magnet glued on the heater and then another on the outside to hold it in place? I guess u could glue the magnets on the suction cups.
thats a really good idea! but would the magnet affect the fish and affect the water quality?
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Hmmm it might, but you could cover it completely with silicone, I guess you might need a strong magnet for that.
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Magnets also affect electrical currents I think, too?

I just always push them in when I am doing my cleaning. They usually hold until the next one.
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Clean the glass with a razor blade and decent suction cups should stick. I only have luck with the black rubber suction cups.
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ZooMed makes them. I've used them for everything in my tank (heaters, probes, etc) and they cause no issues whatsoever.
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