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Heater shattered

I just discovered that my heater shattered.

It was a cheap Chinese one.

My hornwort in the aquarium had been shedding hardcore. I wonder if this is why.

I just unplugged it and got as much out as I could.

What nasty things were inside it?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-07-2014, 08:41 PM
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I no longer buy glass heaters

125g,75g,50g,40g,27g,10g
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It's best to buy heaters with emergency shut offs that automatically happen if its no longer submerged. The eheim Jagar seems to be a well praised non breaking brand, I use it exclusively now, great heater.

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good thing nothing was electrocuted! O.O


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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 12:11 AM
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I remember about a year ago a 150w heater I had somehow got smashed and I put my hand in the tank to take a plant out and was electrocuted.

That was fun lol.
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I no longer buy glass heaters

this.
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At least you weren't and that is good. Dangerous things those glass heaters.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 03:35 PM
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What are the alternatives to glass heaters?

I have one fancy glass one with a shield and auto-cut off and digital readings, etc ... but my smaller tanks all have the old gladd variety.
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