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Old 11-16-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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Aqueon Heater Knocking Noises

My Aqueon submersible heater was fine for a few months, and then I moved it to the other side of the tank. It's started making a knocking noise when it comes on. At first I thought it was the tank cracking - I had a 55 gallon tank explode once so I nearly soiled myself when I first heard it. Anybody had this problem with Aqueon heaters?
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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I have one that does the same thing periodically.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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I have an all-glass heater that will whistle sometimes. It's really annoying when you're trying to sleep.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:13 PM   #4
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These heaters are exactly the same design that the old marineland Stealth heaters were If they develope a leak to the inside the water will become super heated, create pressure and explode. The noises you are hearing might be caused from water getting inside the heater.
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These heaters are exactly the same design that the old marineland Stealth heaters were If they develope a leak to the inside the water will become super heated, create pressure and explode. The noises you are hearing might be caused from water getting inside the heater.
That sounds terrible.... I'm taking mine out and checking it right now.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:19 AM   #6
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I have one in a small tank with no fish in it as a test tank. If it does go at least nothing dies. A cement floor and a floor drain takes care of the mess.LOL
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:54 AM   #7
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Yeah I have an aqueon and it is definitely making a clicking noise. I was freaking out because I thought I had a Mantis and was pretty close to tearing my tank apart and then I saw this thread. Haha. Just got this heater like 2 months ago what a POS. gonna try and bring it back.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:39 AM   #8
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I use glass tube heaters. I can see if any moisture is getting inside. Marineland seems to be a decent heater. Fairly accurate, and they are pretty reliable, and reasonably priced.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:50 PM   #9
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I took the buggar out. Not taking a chance.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:57 PM   #10
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I didn't intend to cause a panic, or knock a product. Just a heads up that there COULD be an issue. Since they are the same basic design as the Stealth Pros were, there is a possibility. The Aquoens are built under better quality standards. I have had the Aqueon heater in a fishless small tank for a long time with no issues.
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