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I have 3 that have got stuck on this year. I did not throw them out because I have a ideal. Could they be hooked up to a temp controller? Would this work with any heater that was stuck on? What y'all say?
 

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These are Marineland Stealth heaters? I believe if you call them they'll do a warranty swap for you.
 

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krfhsf said:
I have 3 that have got stuck on this year. I did not throw them out because I have a ideal. Could they be hooked up to a temp controller? Would this work with any heater that was stuck on? What y'all say?
Yes, you can do that. Normally, you'd just crank them up all the way, but that's already done for you. Maybe that's a feature, not a bug :) Might be cheaper just to replace the heater, particularly as larry.beck said if they're under warranty.
 

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Or you could cut your losses and get an Ebo Jager.

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I just did that..saved 12 broken old model Stealths the last 2 years, emailed Marineland, got the address were to send them, $9 postage is all it cost me, and 2wks later I received 12 brand new "Pro" Stealths!!! :thumb: :thumb: :D :D =D> =D>
 

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Some of them were 5yrs old before they started to go bad..I have 42 tanks running at the moment....Every couple months 1 goes bad and I throw it in a box after 12 I sent them in.... :thumb:
 

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I would still turn the dial all the up then connect them to a controller.
 

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I would still turn the dial all the up then connect them to a controller.
I second this (and have done this for several years), with one exception: I only turn the dials up a couple of degrees higher than I have the controller set. If the controller itself gets stuck in the on position, the heaters won't heat the tank too high. Assuming their own thermostats are working properly, of course.
 

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they just re-designed them I guess. I bout one that lasted 2 months. Bought the 2nd after I was told about them recognizing and issue and replacing it. 1 month in now so far so good....... better last or I'll personally deliver it LOL :x
 

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Some of them were 5yrs old before they started to go bad..I have 42 tanks running at the moment....Every couple months 1 goes bad and I throw it in a box after 12 I sent them in.... :thumb:
Awesome - 42 tanks! Do you run a LFS or is this in your house?
 

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I just did that..saved 12 broken old model Stealths the last 2 years, emailed Marineland, got the address were to send them, $9 postage is all it cost me, and 2wks later I received 12 brand new "Pro" Stealths!!! :thumb: :thumb: :D :D =D> =D>
The fact they are so willing to warranty 12 new stealth pros no question asked scares me. These are the ones that have been giving people major headaches, myself included. I had one stick off(luckily) in my shellie tank. I noticed it when the water temp dropped to 70. They did warranty it, but I opted for the regular glass visitherm. I've had good luck with them. Do a search for "exploding and/or broken stealth pro" and see what I mean. I wouldn't use another pro. Just my .02
 

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wilpir said:
I just did that..saved 12 broken old model Stealths the last 2 years, emailed Marineland, got the address were to send them, $9 postage is all it cost me, and 2wks later I received 12 brand new "Pro" Stealths!!! :thumb: :thumb: :D :D =D> =D>
The fact they are so willing to warranty 12 new stealth pros no question asked scares me. These are the ones that have been giving people major headaches, myself included. I had one stick off(luckily) in my shellie tank. I noticed it when the water temp dropped to 70. They did warranty it, but I opted for the regular glass visitherm. I've had good luck with them. Do a search for "exploding and/or broken stealth pro" and see what I mean. I wouldn't use another pro. Just my .02
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/view ... 81#1565681
 

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Thanks for the link GTZ. Interestingly, if I recall correctly, I remember reading a thread from somewhere else that referenced a different lot number like 01G31 or something like that. I know for a fact the one I had a problem with was not from an "H" lot. Regardless, I wouldn't own another.
 

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smitty said:
I would still turn the dial all the up then connect them to a controller.
I second this (and have done this for several years), with one exception: I only turn the dials up a couple of degrees higher than I have the controller set. If the controller itself gets stuck in the on position, the heaters won't heat the tank too high. Assuming their own thermostats are working properly, of course.
That's what I do. Controller set at 78 and heater set at 82.
 

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Have you guys noticed that most online vendors are Clearancing these Stealth Pro Heaters out... ?????

And they do not have any plans to re-stock these once the supply runs out... so I've heard.

It's a bad design... bad product overall... but atleast the warranty and customer service is excellent...

Not sure if that matters much.. when a $20 heater can cause $20k in water damage though...
 
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