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    I'm at work and my wife just sent me a video of the hydor heater making a zapping noise and the light was flashing while it happened. Anyone have this happen and or know what might be going on. I had her unplug it for now to be safe, fish seem unfazed so far.

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    Never heard of that before, mine just makes a clicking noise when it kicks on and off...good that you got it unplugged, may have to return it, should be under warranty
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Never heard of that before, mine just makes a clicking noise when it kicks on and off...good that you got it unplugged, may have to return it, should be under warranty
    Since it was turning off and on rapidly it may be that. Kind of hard to tell in a video. When I get home I'll have to see what's going on.

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    It really shouldn't be kicking on and off rapidly, just check it out later...you have a backup heater, correct?
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    Ya, I'm hoping it just needs cleaned or something. I have a backup heater, but our house is 74 right now so fish will be good till I get home. We have a 22 year old cockatiel in the house so we keep it pretty warm for her.

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    I noticed my 50W heater in the 5.5g turns on and off a lot. It will stay on for 5 seconds or so, then off again, and cycle continues. I can sometimes hear it. I thought it was because the tank volume is so small and heater is right by the filter output
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    Yeah, you may want to keep an eye on that one, as well
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    Lol, it's always done that. It actually keeps the tank temp very stable, it's my favorite type heater! Ok, I will though ;p
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    It actually keeps the tank temp very stable
    That's all that matters, then

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    Plugged it back in an hour and a half ago and it isn't acting up. I'm going to unplug it overnight and have my wife plug it back in tomorrow and see if it happens again. I wish she wouldn't have used Snapchat to take the video because I can't post it for you to hear! It's about time for a good filter cleaning, so if it doesn't act up again I'll at least clean it out good in a couple of days.

    What do you think I should do? Is it too risky for the fish to do the wait and see method?

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