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    chuysvt hi

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    hey guys last night me and my family were sleep when got up for a glass of water it smell funny like burn i ran to the living room to see what was it...it was the heater on my tank that was on fire i unplug it the glass from the heater had crack...why? that was crazy...:shock:
     
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    Kelz88 Got Reef?

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    Scary! what kind of heater was it?
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    Glass heaters suck. Usually when this happens it is either because the heater was on, and not submerged in the water, or the heater was faulty. Replace it with a titanium heater, and make sure it is well submerged.
     
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    bjohanson1234 .........

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    Probably banged against a rock. Or could have been exposed to the air while on. Water could have leaked in then caused a little arc flash in side. Many reasons.

    Also many reasons I prefer titanium heaters with external controls. They are less prone to this kind of failure.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    OMG but good thing you god up to get water!
     
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    chuck78 The Reefanatic

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    Best glass of water EVER!!! Glad to hear you caught it in time
    !!!
     
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    Glad its ok
     
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    Smitty

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    I'm glad that situation turned out the way it did...good catch.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Geez that's scary. I'm one of those people that's paranoid about fires. If I make dinner then go to bed, I'll get up two or three times to check and make sure that the stove and oven are off! It's a little bit OCD... I was always paranoid when I had my tank. Saltwater and electricity don't mix.

    I'm really glad you woke up and were able to yank that heater out before a fire started.

    I'm no electrician, so I don't know if it would have helped or not, but do you have your equipment plugged into a GFCI outlet? I had a handy friend come over and install a GFCI outlet where I plugged all my tank stuff in when I set it up.
     
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    chuysvt hi

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    :( the sad part i didnt get my glass of water ...lol
    water level was ok ...i guess it just crack and fire....:dunno:
     
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    chuysvt hi

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    thats what i get for getting a cheap heater ...
     
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    The important thing is that your ok
     
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