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I've had two heaters break on me in the last month. The piranha's would just slam into it. The first was a glass heater I got with the tank. The second, was a much thicker glass. I don't know if they are trying to tell me its too hot, or there just nuts. I have a metal heater now, and they haven't hit it once. Anybody else ever lose heaters like this?
 

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I havent lossed any YET (knock on wooden stand)
, but Iam gonna put in a Titanium heater real soon...Hearing that sound of the P's slam into a glass heater is pretty frightful I must say
 

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MOVE TO EQUIPMENT FORUM.

they do sell heater protectors and lfs..
 

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buy a plastic heater guard i have had one since one of my p's broke 2 in a month.
that was 4 years ago and i still have the replacement.
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Just get a submersible with at least rubber on the ends. Titanium is the way to go as long as you don't mind a silver shaft in your tank. I might move my heater to my sump.
 

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I had a 7" ternetzi smash an ebo jager...i was shocked to sh*t when i saw that happen. i am currently experimenting with the visitherm stealth heaters. so far so good. No more terns but caribe are approaching the same size.
 

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Yeah my 8" red belly did it to me. Then the next heater i got was a submersible with three suction cups on it so he cant slap against the tank.
 

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My natts are constantly slamming into the heaters, but since they always hit them from the side, the suction cups just slide a bit and there is no damage to the heater.

I'm still waiting for the day when one of them turns around and runs into it face first, at which time I guess I'll learn my lesson.
 

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My Ps smashed my ebo jagr. I was scared about electric shock but my Ps wern't convulsing so they were ok. I bought a titanium heater -- no more problems.
 

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Mine used to scratch against them all the time but they never broke them, they have however broken like 3 thermometers so far.

What brand are they? I got a couple of ebo jagers like 4 months ago and they're very thick so I really doubt that a P could break one of these, unless it's a 14"+ monster P.
 
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