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Old 10-29-2005, 10:40 AM   #1
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Condensation in heaters

So I finally got around to cleaning my tanks, and noticed moisture droplets in my submersible heater. This means I got a leak, right? Could it just be condensation because of the cooling room temperature?

I'm looking at getting new heaters anyway, I want ones with an external control.

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Old 10-29-2005, 10:43 AM   #2
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Sounds like a leak to me. Like your wristwatch, condensation inside means a bad seal somewhere. I would buy a new one.
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:48 AM   #3
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How's this bad boy look? I'll be getting a 150W for my 30gal and a 50W for my 10gal.
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Old 10-29-2005, 06:10 PM   #4
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never heard of the brand, but it's cheap...and I'd assume steel is more durable than glass...haha
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check out these :P
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Aren't heaters made with a double glass layer? I thing the condensation is due to moisture in the air between the glass and the temperature difference between the heating element and the water. I have see this many times on different heaters that were working properly. I have never worried about it when I have seen it.
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I would inspect it closely to see if the condensation appears to be on another layer of glass as mattrox suggests.. I have seen this before.. I just didnt give it alot of thought..
you did say you wanted a replacement.. and won bro's have high reviews.. that would explain the price..
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