Possible heater malfunction

  1. Janmitch22 Member Member

    I think I've killed my heater. The lowest temperature it seems to be able to maintain is 85-90 degrees(F). It's one of those submersible heaters. Is there any way to recalibrate it or will it need replacing before I actually need a heater? I've got another heater running in my fish tank...I got the two of them simultaneously because I had two tanks at the time. I'm testing this one because I want to get another tank going. Anyway, maybe this heater wasn't allowed to sit unplugged for 15 minutes in the water before it was removed?
     
  2. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    how old is the heater? Sometimes the just wear out. How did you check the temp?
    Carol
     

  3. Janmitch22 Member Member

    It's a couple of months old. I checked the water with a thermometer. Still cruising at 92...I could take a bath in there!
     

  4. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Yep sounds like the heater is dead :'( Did it have a warranty?
    Carol
     

  5. Janmitch22 Member Member

    That's a good question...I dunno.
     
  6. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Some of the whisper heaters sold at Wal-mart have 2 yr warrantys. Was jsut wondering :)
    Carol
     
  7. Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    I wouldn't trust it. I'd either try and get it replaced or just buy a new one. If you look at some new ones, check out the stainless steel and titanium heaters. I will never go back to glass! ;)
     
  8. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Funny you should say that Gunnie, I just got a stainless steel one at Drs foster and Smith online a couple of months ago and love it. Wasn't really expensive either.
    Carol
     
  9. Janmitch22 Member Member

    Stainless steel? Titanium? Those sound hardcore...we'll see. I'll have to go to the store anyway because I have a sick clown on my hands, so I'll peek into the hardware section. How much do those cost? I can't remember how much mine was...couldn't have been more than $20 because I got two. And I need---hey!

    I smell another shopping spree coming on. Sand, driftwood, plants, 55 gallon? Yes, please! Wow, this is all y'all's fault.I assume none of the responsibility for the funds depletion that will happen over the next few days. And with a holiday weekend coming up...oh, dear.
     
     
  10. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

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  12. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Definately my best heater.
    carol
     
  13. rob2uk Member Member

    It looks good, and also the big thermostat thing looks great if you fix it to the wall next to the tank