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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-26-2002, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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I had a 200W submersible heater in my 46G for over 2 months when suddenly it just stopped working. I noticed cracks in the glass also. I replaced it with another 200W submersible (Tronic) last week and the light turned on for a few minutes but never came back on. I returned that one and it worked for 4 days till yesterday.

I saw no cracks in the first Tronic nor do I in the one I have now but there is no pilot light and the temp dropped drastically from 78 to 70 since yesterday. Only thing I can think of is that possible my Hornwort plants had been touching it too much. Any of you ever have problems like this?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-26-2002, 03:35 PM
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My friend has had the opposite problem with a heater where the heater kept turning on too much so it made the water 90+ degrees. I really don't know what would be causing it, but I have never had a problem with any of my Ebo Jager heaters, so I would reccomend that one.


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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-26-2002, 06:56 PM
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I've never owned a Tronic, but I can add that ebo Jaggers seem to be the way to go. I have Ebo's on all my tanks and their constant and reliable. Theres good prices for them at www.BigAlsOnline.com

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Ebo-Jager is one of the best if not the best. I have one in my 75 Gal thats about 7 yrs old and still working like a champ.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-27-2002, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Guess I'll have to go Ebo-Jagger. Thanks all
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