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shinycard255 01-03-2013 10:45 PM

Heater makes popping sound
Whenever the heater in my 5.5G tank turns on, it seems to make this popping or ticking sound. Should I be in search of a new heater here shortly?

It's a PetCo brand heater if anyone cares to know. Not sure how long I've had it, but at least a year, if not longer

Al Czervik 01-03-2013 10:55 PM

Better safe than sorry as far as heaters are concerned. A heater for a 5 gal tank cant be much.

mistergreen 01-03-2013 10:58 PM

Some will make a small click sound but not a loud popping noise.

The small click noise is probably the electrical relay turning on.

HD Blazingwolf 01-04-2013 02:15 AM

my heater makes an audible click when turning on or off on my ten gallon. i can't even remember the brand but its loud enough to be heard 12 feet away and almost asleep

shinycard255 01-04-2013 02:26 AM

My other heaters make the clicking sound when turning on or off, but this heater makes the clicking sound throughout the whole time the heater is on with a few seconds in between each click. I can hear it across the room when I'm on my computer

Public Alias 01-04-2013 08:42 PM

My heater did that a lot when I first got it a year ago. It would tick constantly. I was initially very worried, but I just ignored it, and now it doesn't do it anymore, maybe it just had to be "broken in"

Bluek24a4 01-04-2013 08:54 PM

My heater makes the relay click noise whenever it turns on or off.

wendyjo 01-05-2013 09:35 PM

I'd get a new one because in my experience that is not normal.

li_gangyi 01-06-2013 05:52 AM

Sounds like it's the thermostat cycling to me. Did it use to do this or is this sound something new?

sapphoqueen 01-06-2013 12:53 PM

my unbreakable no glass heater for 2 year or so makes sound like cracking but never seems to make it :P for a while i was worried but now who knows.... it works well and precise so it's good or such .....

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