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Old 12-28-2005, 07:51 AM   #11
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The water level in the pump compartment will fluctuate due to evaporation. If you put a heater in there, make sure it always stays submerged. Keep up on your top offs or get a auto top off.

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Old 12-28-2005, 11:34 AM   #12
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I swear to god I get home last night from looking for a titanium heater at my LFS....and the heater in the sump had exploded! Its couldnt have been like that for more than an hour or so?....
Bad timing
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:50 AM   #13
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Sorry to hear about that! I’ve used glass for over 10 years without a problem in the past. I still have a 200w glass one that I use when I mix my water up and its 8 years old. I switched to titanium just 3 months ago myself.

Are your fish ok? Did it blow a fuse? Usually if the heating element is just an inch or so out of water when on it will break
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Old 12-28-2005, 05:00 PM   #14
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No fuses blown...The heater was completely submerged when it broke it was still in one of the suction cups (which it was flat on the bottom of the sump)
The fish looked jumpy today but I did just transplant them to a new home...
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Old 12-28-2005, 05:07 PM   #15
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That's wild, never had one break or heard of one breaking when still submerged. Glad the fish made it out alive. I wonder if they even felt anything. I assume you unplugged before removing 8O
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Old 12-28-2005, 05:43 PM   #16
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Yeah I definitely unplugged it first...
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