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Old 12-02-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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Heater makeing a poping noise?

I am setting up a 20 long and put my RODI water and my salt in the tank for a desperate atempt to dissolve the salt faster, well my water was at 60° F while in the buckets and i turned the heater (an aqueon 150W) to 76 and it is making this poping noise? Should i turn it off?
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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Its making louder pops now, and it sounds like its gonna explode! I turned it off so that if it is anything dangerous than someone can tell me what it is before its to late. Also lots of small pops too.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Found little air bubbles floating off of the heater and to the surface, is this what it was?
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #4
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I would say toss it. Electricity and water don't mix. If it's cracked it's a time bomb.
Although I have seen bubbles on mine when initially submerging it.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:30 PM   #5
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I would say toss it. Electricity and water don't mix. If it's cracked it's a time bomb.
Although I have seen bubbles on mine when initially submerging it.
Its only got it 6 days ago, and this its first time in water... I would hate to toss 45$ heater.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:35 PM   #6
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I am by no means an expert. But it's defiantly the electrician in me speaking up. Can you take it back to the store.

If it was me $45 isn't worth getting blasted if you stick your hand into a love body of water.

A heater popping doesn't sound right.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:38 PM   #8
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Does anyone else have an opinion? I gof it from a store who just closed, so i cant take it back...
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:14 PM   #9
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I took the heater off the suction cups and it stopped making the noise, so i put it back on and it started up again. I did the same thing and the same result. I moved the cups and tried it, same result. Its now out the suction cups and laying in the open tank, its creating lots of heater waves too, any ideas?
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:34 PM   #10
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The only time a heater would be dangerous us if the glass breaks and that only happens if there is a large temperature change or you physically crack it.
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