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Old 03-30-2011, 12:21 AM   #1 
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Marinaland Stealth Heater Recall

AAAH!!
So I just found out about this recall of Marinaland Stealth heaters in 100w and up and now I am SUPER PARANOID because i just ordered THREE of the 25w ones!!

Is it going to blow up my fish tank !!
That was the problem with the higher watt ones apparently!
Does anyone else have this heater !?!? Are there problems!?!?
I'm freakin' out now, aah!

I ordered the 25watt which was not part of the recall but its the same make same type so im still worried o.O
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:24 AM   #2 
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I don't have experience with those sizes but I do have experience with the 10w and it heated my tank to 90F!!! Luckily, it was empty... ugh, that would have been horrible...
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:27 AM   #3 
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the 10 watt did that!?!?
how big was your tank!!
oh my god these are never going to work, i just e-mailed the supplier to see if he could switch them for one that is actually a tiny bit cheaper, eghad!!!!!!!
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:29 AM   #4 
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the 10 watt did that!?!?
how big was your tank!!
oh my god these are never going to work, i just e-mailed the supplier to see if he could switch them for one that is actually a tiny bit cheaper, eghad!!!!!!!
2g D: At first I was like, wow this thing is really working well! It's at 78 already... then I went to bed and woke up the next morning to 90!
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:32 AM   #5 
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what temp did u have it set to !? what if i set it low, aaah, i ordered them for these 3 i just rescued from my friends death tank and all i could get at the time was 2x 1 gallons and 1x 2 gallon, mraaaaaaaaaaa, i hope they can switch them.

what temp did you originally have it set to when it got that high? >_<
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:33 AM   #6 
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I had the 10w one and emailed the company several times about it only heating to 72*
I never did get a reply. I returned it and got a marina 15w heater instead.
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:36 AM   #7 
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I have read that there are certain serial numbers that were suppose to be taken off the shelves. They fixed the problem (from what others say) and had a new serial number after.
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:38 AM   #8 
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I had the 10w one and emailed the company several times about it only heating to 72*
I never did get a reply. I returned it and got a marina 15w heater instead.
lol! It's frustrating how inconsistent they are. :/

And peachesxo, my 10w was factory set to 78, not adjustable.
I get the feeling many heaters are hit or miss... it's like you have to buy ten to get maybe one good one. >.>
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:33 AM   #9 
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It is the thermal shut-off switch to stop it from running when it is out of the water that failed. The explosive failures usually aren't on the first time the idiots do it either, the heaters are incapable of exploding if they're submerged.

You can't stupid proof electrical appliances. Don't worry about yours unless you've won the lottery twice in three weeks.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:38 AM   #10 
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I have adjustable 25 and 50 watt Marineland Stealths, and have never had a problem. I also have a 100 watt that I haven't used yet (still nowhere near setting up my 30 gal), but that's the one I'm worried about since it's one of the sizes actually being recalled.
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