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Hi,

My dad's submersible heater exploded (which in turn shattered a side of the tank) about a month ago from a faulty heater.

I've got one set up now and was wondering if a surge protector would turn off power if a heater malfunctioned.

I've got a portable GFCI for another tank but don't want to drop more money on another one.

Thoughts?

Thanks!
 

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I think what you want is a temperature controller. If a heater explodes isn't it usually because it has forgotten to shut off? So it keeps heating until it gets uber hot and BOOM! A temp controller cuts the power to the heater when the water reaches whatever temp you've set it at.

Doesn't really tell you that your heater is pooched, but might avoid the explosion.
 
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