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Old 07-16-2012, 03:07 AM   #1
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left heater on during pwc

I left my fluvial heater on with the water below the minimum line for maybe 30 seconds. Should I be concerned?
Ive also left it submerged above the Max line for a very short time once before.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:40 AM   #2
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I left my fluvial heater on with the water below the minimum line for maybe 30 seconds. Should I be concerned?
Ive also left it submerged above the Max line for a very short time once before.
I accidentally left mine on when doing a partial clean & it's still working, I make sure I turn it off now. Just keep an eye on it
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I accidentally left mine on when doing a partial clean & it's still working, I make sure I turn it off now. Just keep an eye on it
Ive found its best to just put one tank on one powerstrip. When doing maintenance just flip the switch. (put the light on a timer in the other outlet to not upset the time)
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:46 AM   #4
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That's a good idea
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I keep mine above the max. Line. I have moved it up more towards the top and think it works best if u keep it at the recommended level. I don't think it will blow up or anything, but I have heard u should unplug before taking them out of water. I guess they could overheat?
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:41 PM   #6
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Yeah they can fail and kill everything: (
I think it has to do with the rapid heating and cooling
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
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I keep my M300 completely submerged in my sump and it works perfect. They recommend keeping it in the lines but the entire thing is waterproof so there really isn't a worry (just adjust the dial above water). I've forgotten and done PWCs with it on as well with no problems.

If it will be exposed for a while just unplug it to be safe though.

Edit: Corrected the type of heater i have in my sump
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:15 PM   #8
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I have the fluval M50 and I would love to be able to keep it in the sump. Not sure I'd trust it tho
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I posted that completely wrong. I have an M300 in my sump.

I would not trust my E300 submerged
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:25 PM   #10
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Alright. And I just read on at least 3 or 4 places that it can be fully submerged. Woo!
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