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Old 08-21-2008, 11:53 PM   #1
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Possible heater problem?

I have a 100W heater in my 29 gallon. Recently it will start to get so hot, bubbles form all over it. Well i looked last night and it was cherry red. Each of the coils were litterally cherry red lol. I took it out of the tank and the water that was on it was instantly gone. I touched it to a drip of water and it turned instantly to steam. Is that normal with a 100w? im use to my 50w not being so agressive i guess.
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:45 AM   #2
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No, what kind of heater is it? My 250w does get hot if I touch it under the water.

Also stick it in a bucket w/ a thermometer to make sure it holds the temp fine
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Hagen Radiant Compact Aquarium Heater - 100 W
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:31 AM   #4
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It sounds to me like time for a new heater. Something has probably shorted out in your heater causing it to stay on at max all the time.
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well it cuts off.. thats the thing.. it just takes a few seconds though and its glowing red hot. ive never seen coils just turn red in seconds like this.. ill put up a picture in a second. Btw.. its only like a week old =(
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If it's only a week old, I'd call whomever sold it to you (if you trust them) ask if it's normal, if not, take it back.
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huh...

Have you checked out the manufacturer's website? A lot of times there will be answers to questions there in the support section.
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Not yet.. but now that you mention it i will =D ty
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Shot them an email. ty for the idea =D
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