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Old 02-27-2010, 11:50 PM   #1
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BEWARE!! Marineland Stealth Pro Heater


Sitting on my couch today and BOOM! The side of my 75g tank blows out all over the place. The heater exploded like a bomb. If you are using one I would stop. It has been fine for 6 months and all the sudden it does this. No deaths be cause the only fish in the tank was a 8" Red Devil. It is a tough fish I had to throw him in a bucket of water. I have contacted Marineland. Just wanted to give everyone a heads-up. Sorry for the crap pictures but it was the only camera I had at the time.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:59 PM   #2
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Whoa! This isn't the only thread recently about bad stealth heaters.
I'd make them buy you a new tank. Hope you got the mess under control.
At least the Vols won, eh?
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:38 AM   #3
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Dont they have a recall on those?
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:40 AM   #4
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Dont they have a recall on those?
I looked online but couldn't find one.
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:44 AM   #5
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At least the Vols won, eh?
Yeah it was sweet I was at the game.

sucks about that heater.
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:55 AM   #6
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Yeah the safety shut off for all stealth heater I've tried doesn't work too well, which is about 7 of them. Every time I do a water change, when the water falls below the position of the heater, the heater is still on regardless. Sometimes it gets so hot I can smell the plastic.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:00 AM   #7
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Wow that is crazy! I replaced the stealth in my 55 when I redid it, but I still have marineland heaters in 2 other tanks. I think I might look into swapping them out in the near future.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:22 AM   #8
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hmm thats not any good, i just bought one... hope they cover your tank
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:24 AM   #9
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They musta had the same guy designed the Prius gas pedal put that one together.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:33 AM   #10
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They musta had the same guy designed the Prius gas pedal put that one together.
buh dum
psh


Can we get some pictures of the exploded heater?
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:52 AM   #11
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Weird, who knew such a thing could even happen!

I have had two stealth heaters fail on me last month, one on (cooked a couple fish),
one off (no deaths, just some lethargic, sad looking fish). Neither heater was new, they were both a couple years old, so not completely unexpected I guess.
I think I'll be giving my future heater purchases to another company.
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:03 AM   #12
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yeah ,that is ridiculous.they should re inverses you some how,a new tank or some$$$.....75gal tank,WOW!
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Scary. I have the exact heater in my tank right now.
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:53 AM   #14
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Stealths are junk. I had one go out after one week and then returned it for another that is off by 4 degrees
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Yeah the safety shut off for all stealth heater I've tried doesn't work too well, which is about 7 of them. Every time I do a water change, when the water falls below the position of the heater, the heater is still on regardless. Sometimes it gets so hot I can smell the plastic.
So instead of taking the time to unplug it, you continue to run the risk of a heater exploding while your arms/face are potentially in the tank?
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