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So I was sitting on the bed dangling my feet thinking about my day...looked over at wife’s tank and Holy S word! The tank started bubbling and smoking.  Well I will never own. Colbalt Neo Heater again! Smells like hell!  

I’m sure glad I was home passing from living room to bed room! 

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No kidding,  Could have not happened at a better time!! 

Now I need to find a heater !

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This is the tank...so I hope tomorrow everything is the same! If not I’ll 😭

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Wow good thing you were home. I have had great success with the cobalt heaters but that’s scary! Any ideas what happened ?

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23 minutes ago, Emerald525 said:

Wow good thing you were home. I have had great success with the cobalt heaters but that’s scary! Any ideas what happened ?

This is the Heater I got from you when I bought the 20 from you.   I’m not sure other then, They suck and will continue with the trusty rusty old Skool ones! 

Im making water to do a WC just Incase.  I did notice some of the corals shrinking up!  I hope I don’t lose any! 

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Now that I recall...I did hear something and thought the ATO needed water.  That is what got my attention...to look in the direction of wife’s tank. 

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8 minutes ago, Flash21 said:

Now that I recall...I did hear something and thought the ATO needed water.  That is what got my attention...to look in the direction of wife’s tank. 

Sorry that happened. Might want to send a note to Cobalt. They are one of our sponsors. I would agree a water change would be a good idea to be on the safe side.

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Nah.  I’ll just never own one again.  Once and Done with me.  Easier that way to rule out a manufacturer to the list.  

 

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One coral Dead so far and I just picked it up today! 

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So sad when that happens. I’ve only had that experience one. Smaller tank and several years ago. Came home to a terrible smell in the house. Went into my daughter’s room and her small tank was actually boiling with all the fish floating and cooked.


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So far everything seems to be fine...couple corals are not to there usual self.  I just did another 5 Gallons.  

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1 hour ago, Flash21 said:

So far everything seems to be fine...couple corals are not to there usual self.  I just did another 5 Gallons.  

Sounds like you might have avoided toe worst - fingers crossed. 

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I’m headed to upscales to get a new heater.  

After that another 5 Gallon WC. I’m thankful this happened when I was home.   I would hate to see the wife’s tank nuked! Would have been a lot of corals down the tube! 

Time will tell.  4 corals are 50\50 as of now.  3 flower pots and the torch 

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Just curious, was this heater connected to any sort of controller like and Apex or JBJ Temp controller?

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Nope. I’m a plain guy when it comes to tank controllers. It never reached a extreme temp in the tank....it just farted and done. 

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Came back from the local FW shop closer and they have decent equipment.  Stuck with the brand I have always used Jagger Eheim. 

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Glad you found a brand of heater you like, just keep in mind every heater on the market below $100 made for the hobby are essentially crap made with cheap components. It's not whether they are going to fail, but "When" will they fail. I would seriously consider getting yourself some sort of Heater controller to limit if not eliminate the potential consequences. I bought my 1st Apex for the fact of Heater control, but they have much cheaper options available that are just as good.

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Well every heater is under 100 so what’s your point never to heat a tank? 

I cant justify to buy three controllers as I have three tanks, ain’t gonna happen.  

 

Texting while groggy and just woke up don’t take this personal! 

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Inkbird heater controllers are about 30 bucks each on Amazon (not sure if any local shops stock them), at 90 bucks to do three tanks that is a good chunk, but so is replacing a tank full of livestock.

 

If you aren't planning to run a full controller this is likely the most cost-effective way to add a level of insurance to the most frequent to fail component.

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4 hours ago, Flash21 said:

Well every heater is under 100 so what’s your point never to heat a tank? 

I cant justify to buy three controllers as I have three tanks, ain’t gonna happen.  

 

Texting while groggy and just woke up don’t take this personal! 

 

Wow what an [language filter] :laugh: 

 

Someone needs to work on his people skills :popcorn:

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5 minutes ago, spectra said:

 

Wow what an [language filter] :laugh: 

 

Someone needs to work on his people skills :popcorn:

I hate people that’s why I’m in construction! 

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36 minutes ago, Krux said:

Inkbird heater controllers are about 30 bucks each on Amazon (not sure if any local shops stock them), at 90 bucks to do three tanks that is a good chunk, but so is replacing a tank full of livestock.

 

If you aren't planning to run a full controller this is likely the most cost-effective way to add a level of insurance to the most frequent to fail component.

I will look into this! Thanks! Much more reasonable. Thanks Krux!!!

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4 minutes ago, Flash21 said:

 

I hate people that’s why I’m in construction! 

 

But wait you deal with people..................

 

imagine that....................

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2 minutes ago, spectra said:

 

But wait you deal with people..................

 

imagine that....................

I’m not liable to say...part of the secret service section on what I do.  

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