Originally Posted by abrage22
Dear lord, I just gave the filter a big smack just cause I was angry, and watcha know, it turned on
The heater still is not heating though
My filter on my 20 gallon does that... and I use the same fix!!!
As for the heater, I assume you are positive that you turned off the power since you said it was plugged into the surge protector and you turned it off and the filter stopped.
I use aqueon heaters and have never had an issue like this. Did you try plugging the heater into the outlet? I ask because you may have an issue with the surge protector, especially if you have had any water accidently spill or drip on it and cause the contacts inside to corrode.
What type of surge protector do you have? I would be curious to see if it has a capacitor in it that could discharge through the unit and burn out the element.