Stealth PRO Submersible Heater / Recall Expanded Update

Ask questions about all other freshwater species here.

Re: Stealth PRO Submersible Heater / Recall Expanded Update

Postby Whiplash4ever » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:00 pm

OscarbitteninOhio about a day late and a dollar short! I got online last night to look at the price on a new Stealth 150watt heater and learned that all the Stealth models had been recalled. A while back (year, year and a half....time has a funny way of blurring until I have no idea if things happened yesterday or last decade)...a Stealth 200 watter popped its top and killed Mr. Mean, my Con/Texas cross. After 3 decades plus (on and off) in the fish keeping hobby, one tends to get jaded about equipment failures and mysterious fish I just chalked it up to one of those random equipment failures. Hated losing such a wonderful fish that way.

I just got off the phone with Petsmart...they will still accept returns on the Stealth heaters.....going to take the two 100watt heaters out and see what they have available. Still need to find a good 150 for my 30 gallon tank (I like to use an over sized heater or two smaller heaters that result in "over kill" as the temp seems to be more stable during the winter months).


Play dumb when you go OBIO, the PetSmart by me took my first four with no questions asked, but when I took the last five in I had (after using the money from the first four to replace the Stealth heaters still in use) they balked a bit... well, more than a bit really. They did end up giving me the money because they had already set precedence in refunding the money the first time, but he said the first time was a mistake, that they weren't supposed to replace them unless you got a recall notice from them (not Marineland) in the mail. I call BS on that, but that's the stance the manager took.


Hiccup: This is Berk. It snows nine months out of the year, and hails the other three. What little food grows here is tough and tasteless. The people that grow here, even more so. The only upsides are the pets. While other places have ponies, or parrots, we have... dragons.
- How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
User avatar
Astronotus ocellatus
Posts: 1898
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:57 pm
Location: Rockford, IL

Re: Stealth PRO Submersible Heater / Recall Expanded Update

Postby Kmuda » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:04 pm

I'd suggest the Aqueon Pro. :lthumb: I believe folks were getting this in Exchange. If you have not read the review on them, it may help explain. ... eater.html
100g- Red Oscar Fish, Male Convict, 3 SDs - 20 gallon sump
55g - 21 Year Old Kissing Gourami + friends
55g - Angelfish - 29g Livebearer Community
4 Cats, 2 Shelties, 1 wife, 1 old lady, and one of the sub-adults broke back in.
User avatar
Mad Scientist
Mad Scientist
Posts: 16556
Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:13 pm
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas

Re: Stealth PRO Submersible Heater / Recall Expanded Update

Postby fhsfiremanco1 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:50 pm

after reading this I took a look at mine and sure enough it was made in china, it has since been replaced with the Aqueon Pro. I had to pay like 5 bucks difference but thats not too back for a heater. ;) Just VERY glad it did burst. it would send me to a new level of mad. :evil:
55-9 inch tiger Oscar. 55-African cichlids, 29-planted, 5-empty.

DIY threads
DIY LED moonlights,20/t,74923/p,720400/hilit,moon%20lights/sid,dd0bcd07294a5db1abeb60bd16989813/#p720400
User avatar
Astronotus ocellatus
Posts: 1058
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:26 am
Location: va

Re: Stealth PRO Submersible Heater / Recall Expanded Update

Postby TUCCI » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:04 pm

Holy crap! I had 3 of them in a 150 that lasted me like 5 years with never a problem....they must have sent manufacturing to china...glad I didn't replace them with the same product....don't remember why I didn't, I usually stick with a product if it proves reliable...Eheim is a perfect example, never let me down.
User avatar
Microgeophagus ramirezi
Posts: 42
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:52 am
Location: Glendale Arizona

Re: Stealth PRO Submersible Heater / Recall Expanded Update

Postby Tom » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:07 am

I think about half of us had them.
Wonder if they will still exchange them?
Hoover the Lutino Tiger O , Rotkeil Severum, Chocolate cichlid, Red Striped Eartheater, 6 Spotted SD, BN Pleco
6 ft 220g, Fluval FX5, Eheim 2217, Eheim 2028, Aqua-tech 200 HOT, Marineland Magnum 250 HOT
User avatar
Advice Team
Advice Team
Posts: 5842
Joined: Fri May 16, 2008 1:08 pm
Location: Burlington, Ontario, Canada


Return to General Freshwater Advice

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests