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Condensation in heater?

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Condensation in heater?

Postby gourami » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:58 am

Ive got a heater in my 55 gallon tank,( not the one having all the truble) that has a little condensation in it. Does this mean it is leaking, and possibly have electrical leak into my tank? Its a submersible heater, so if I keep the top of it out of the water will that prevent an electrical leak?
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Re: Condensation in heater?

Postby Mick » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:03 am

Heaters should be totally sealed so there shouldn't be any condensation, I would replace it as it will break down eventually or as you say possibly leak electric into the water
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Re: Condensation in heater?

Postby gourami » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:04 am

Do you think it could be leaking electricity already?
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Re: Condensation in heater?

Postby Mick » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:07 am

Impossible to say without a tester, it shouldnt be but the condensation will eat away at the heating element.
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Re: Condensation in heater?

Postby malakye » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:49 pm

As Mick said your better to replace it as soon as you can, better safe than sorry when it comes to electrics and water.
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