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Old 01-03-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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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
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:55 PM   #2
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Better safe than sorry as far as heaters are concerned. A heater for a 5 gal tank cant be much.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:58 PM   #3
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Some will make a small click sound but not a loud popping noise.

The small click noise is probably the electrical relay turning on.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:15 AM   #4
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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
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:26 AM   #5
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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
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:42 PM   #6
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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"
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:54 PM   #7
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My heater makes the relay click noise whenever it turns on or off.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:35 PM   #8
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I'd get a new one because in my experience that is not normal.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:52 AM   #9
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Sounds like it's the thermostat cycling to me. Did it use to do this or is this sound something new?
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:53 PM   #10
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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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