Broken heater boiled my... Salt mix!

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by Bendor, 11 Jan 2013.

  1. Bendor

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    I have a RSM 250. I read about issues with the stock heater and a few (I don't know how many) tanks overheating. For peace of mind I bought a Sicce heater for the tank and planned to use the stock RSM heater for heating and mixing my salt water.

    I mixed 50 liters, put a pump in the bucket to circulate and added the RSM heater set at 28 degrees. That was last night. I checked it this evening and the temp was a tank boiling 43 degrees!

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  3. RocketRooster

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    Well it's sterile now! :)

    The idea of parboiled critters due to a sticking heater gives me nightmares.

    Is there some sort of recommendation regarding routine replacement of heaters? The contacts might become corroded over time due to the spark made, no?
     
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    sorry to hear, but i spent R200 and got a temp controller from a electrical supply company, i set the heater for 24, and the controller has its own temp probe so no chance of boiling over...
     
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    Yeah,those stock heaters are junk, first thing I replaced too. Glad it was your mix and not your tank! EISH!
     
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    Bendor

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    That sounds like a plan. Thanks!
     
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    Me too!
     
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    I have found that all heaters are unreliable over time. I run all my heaters off a separate electronic termostat. Bought off ebay for about R100 with free delivery.
     
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    sjoe you dodged a bullet there mate, most of the heaters (apart from the jagger) have given me problems in the past, always best to have another form of control in place as a failsafe
     
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