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Old 05-31-2011, 11:31 PM   #11
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That's horrible! I hope you can save some of your stock, (that is if it's not too late)!

It's bad enough that there are posts on here about recalls due to heaters exploding and now powerheads are melting!! I would definitely contact the manufacturers and make them aware of what happened. At least that way they will document it in case others contact them about the same thing.

I wish you the best of luck!!
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How does a powerhead catch on fire when it's underwater?
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I had a heater do that, but it was running dry, and it didn't actually catch on fire. Just steamed andmelted the suction cups holding it. Then I quickly realized it and thankfully stopped it. I'm sorry for what happened. Any chance it was running dry?
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I've had a few heaters blow up from temperature shock (when draining the tank for moving, and not thinking..) but the glass breaks smoothly, and usually nothing bad happens there. The worst thing I saw happen was something like a light fixture started a fire, which caused the tank to burst, which ruined 1 or more rooms. It was on here 1-2 years ago.
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