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Old 02-26-2013, 12:51 AM   #1
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Heater HELP

picked up a heater a walmart because Ididn't want to drive down the mountain tonight to go to pet store any way
its a tetra 30/60
I never seen a heater glow cherry red like this
I'm assuming it's defective so I unplugged it till I can get another ,
I want some input on this as I'm not certain it's safe
I've seen the little red light glow but never the whole heater and I have many in my years
this is in my new tank no stock as of yet
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:41 AM   #2
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I would say its working. Since their is nothing in the tank id give it a shot and see if it heats the water like it should and shuts off. Ive never seen one glow that much but all heaters are different.
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never seen one like this Guess I'll give it a shot
just looks odd
if it blows it will just kill the GFI circuit I hope lol
ty for your input Andrew
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never seen one like this Guess I'll give it a shot
just looks odd
if it blows it will just kill the GFI circuit I hope lol
ty for your input Andrew
Yep no problem if it works let us know
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well seems the heater is working properly ,
after running it all night the tank is to temp and the heater shut off , I only had concerns because of the way this heater glowed
I never had a heater that looked like a night light before
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well seems the heater is working properly ,
after running it all night the tank is to temp and the heater shut off , I only had concerns because of the way this heater glowed
I never had a heater that looked like a night light before
Good i hope it keeps working
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Yes. If say it works. I have had yep heaters from Walmart. They were fine but they did glow very orange and they also burnt out in a year.

I currently have Aqueon tank heaters. They don't glow as orange and if they fail Aqueon well replace it.
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I usually use ehiem heaters just didn't feel like driving down mountain in a snow storm this is only a temporary heater any how just till I can get a good one
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