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Old 01/06/2008, 01:03 AM
rholguin rholguin is offline
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Heater Question???

Tonight as I was mixing my saltwater I did not notice that my 2yr old plugged my heater so as I put it in a bucket of cold water it chattered in my hand. Gladly no harm was done but my question is do heaters release anything into the water when they brake. I really do not know anything about heaters. I would really hate to poison my tank if it does release anything. Any help greatly appreciated.
Old 01/06/2008, 01:21 AM
splateee splateee is offline
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I don't know about releasing anything into the water, but it could cause a shock to the fish and harm them.
Old 01/06/2008, 03:44 AM
melev melev is offline
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Yes, if a heater breaks the coils inside can do damage. It depends how the heaters are made, and this varies from brand to brand.
Marc Levenson - member of DFWMAS

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