Finnex Titanium Heater Exploded

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Anyone know what is the black colored powder in these? Do I need to panic... these are supposed to ave an auto shut off but it didn't shut off...

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Anyone know what is the black colored powder in these? Do I need to panic... these are supposed to ave an auto shut off but it didn't shut off...

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Hi there, I am new to reefing, literally just put a finnex titanium heater into water and it blew up, some of this soot was in the tank. Do you know how dangerous it is for fish and coral?
 

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Can you run some carbon? Use Poly Filter. https://www.marinedepot.com/poly-filter. Can you do a water change? Was the heater ran outside the water? If it was brand new maybe it is a return unit.
The only way i can see it exploding is out of water while hot, enteted tsnk hot or placed in tank and plugged in right away in which you want to wait a few hours to allow temperature compensation
Yes it should shut off unless temperature range was not yet set
What you see is titanium alloy and may be magnetic
 

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