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    So my aquaeon 50W for my 5.5 betta is popping when on. It works and heats up but it scares me to death. it is my gfs betta tank, so she called me yesterday, i told her to turn it off. I just got to her house, and well it pops. i moved it, made sure it was suctioned right etc.. it still pops. I am of course taking it back but what could the problem be.

    yes it is submerged, and the it says on the packaged it can be


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    Some do pop a bit when heating up. No problem.

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    its been loud popping for the past 2 hours. it goes from 80-82. figured it shoudnt get that worked up of a 2 degrees. it is front of a big window so even before we got a chance to get a heater it stayed 71 degrees


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    Check where your suction cup clips are situated. Make sure they're not around the heating coil. If they are, move them up and see if that addresses the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA
    Check where your suction cup clips are situated. Make sure they're not around the heating coil. If they are, move them up and see if that addresses the issue.

    I did that. but thanks it is up and running just to see and well it is going on almost 3 hours and popping


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelfish11788
    I did that. but thanks it is up and running just to see and well it is going on almost 3 hours and popping
    Have you watched it to see what happens? My old Aqueon used to pop when it would heat up. Every time it would pop. there would be a bubble coming off of the heater. The same heater I had, ended up flooding and I replaced it with a jager.
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    at first i watched for 30 mintues, nothing. if i get a chance i will go and look to see if I see anything


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    Obviously that much popping is not normal. That's just a bit too weird. They're not supposed to sound like a popcorn machine. :)

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    been watching the tanked marathon, but in commercials I go in there and listen, still popping, not as much, i finally boxed it up, I stil have the receipt so thats good

    yes LH, when it come to mal-functions in the tank, it scares me to death then add electrical stuff, id rather take back
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