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Hey everyone just a quick question.
The heater on my 20g filter (100w Tetra Whisper) is "flaking" where the, uh, i guess paint like stuff on the heater is coming off. I've had the heater for about 2 or 3 years so is this okay or what?
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|Posted 05-Jan-2009 03:43
|Posted 05-Jan-2009 04:13
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Take the heater out and give it a good cleaning and I dont think it will be paint I have had a brittle sticker come off.
You can use any of the bathroom glass scouring pads, these will not scratch the glass.
Don't forget when you put it back into the tank let it sit there for at least 15min before you turn it back on this allows the heater glass to come to the tank temp so that it will not break the heater.
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|Posted 05-Jan-2009 04:28
thanks guys but its not mineral deposits or algea - i've seen those before. i'm not sure how to describe it but it is like a film that was there when I got the heater. it is like this paint/plastic criss-cross design...thing.
|Posted 05-Jan-2009 04:36
yes ive had that happen b4.i thought it was from the heater temp. after awhile i think it just gets old andd flakes
|Posted 05-Jan-2009 04:39
Some have a kind of painted design on the glass, Might be a sticker instead of paint...Doesn't matter if it comes off, it's purely decorative and harmless.
|Posted 05-Jan-2009 12:39
great, i'm glad its just decoration.
|Posted 05-Jan-2009 18:15
actually i figured out that it is the protective coating that keeps the heater from feeling hot. I was picking up my heater (in the water of course) to adjust the temp and the part without the coating was hot and the part with the coating was neutral.
|Posted 13-Jan-2009 00:00
cool,just try to keep it out of the tank, if you see some just remov it thatshat i did.
|Posted 13-Jan-2009 05:01
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