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Old 10-12-2012, 04:10 AM   #1
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Hydor Exthernal Heater Problem

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I have a very strange problem with my new external in-line heater in my aquarium: Hydor ETH 200W

Every time I turn it on, the pH jumps from 6,7 till almost 12-13. Can anybody tell me why is this happening? The ph meter is for 100% working good, I have checked it with other liquids.

The ph jumps just after I turn on the heater. Have you heard about such situation?
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:17 AM   #2
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perhaps the heater is leaking an electrical charge into the water and throwing off the PH readings, should be easy to test for if you have a volt meter, just check from tank to ground with everything off for a base reading and then with just the heater on for an actual reading
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Ok, I try to check it like you said. Thanks for a tip.

And what can I do in order to stop such electric charge leakage into the water?
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And what can I do in order to stop such electric charge leakage into the water?[/QUOTE]

replacing the heater is the only thing I know of as they are non repairable as far as I know
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:40 AM   #5
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Thank you for your help. I have changed the heater and bought a new one and now is everything good Now I can start thinking about next aquarium ; )
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