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Old 01-29-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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heater stuck....now what??

My heater got stuck on lastnight, and my tank went up to 92*, i am in the process of cooling the tank (windows open fan running on it) there is little movement on two turbo snails, most the astreas are turned upside down, and i haven't been able to find two cleaner shrimp, so they are probably gone, i have one coral in there, but it's closed......no much in there, so pretty lucky in that regard, i switched heaters.

What do i do now, will lr be ok??
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Old 01-29-2005, 01:58 PM   #2
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My heater got stuck on lastnight, and my tank went up to 92*, i am in the process of cooling the tank (windows open fan running on it) there is little movement on two turbo snails, most the astreas are turned upside down, and i haven't been able to find two cleaner shrimp, so they are probably gone, i have one coral in there, but it's closed......no much in there, so pretty lucky in that regard, i switched heaters.

What do i do now, will lr be ok??
Can anyone plz explain why they can't make a heater that turns off at a certain temp to prevent this? Lets say 85 degrees...... so everything in your tank doesn't fry. jeeze
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Every heater is made to turn off at a certain temperature - and turn on at a certain temperature.

In my 125g I have 2 150w heaters. Even if one were to stick, it couldn't heat the water that fast - and I'd notice if the temp was rising. Don't buy too big a heater.
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tank down to 86*, both turbos are moving around pretty good, and my zoos opened up when the lights came on 8O , turned them back off, guess now is the time to do some aquascaping to remove all the dead snails and shrimp (have been wanting a different set up for awhile anyway, just not this way) do you think all the lr worms, feather dusters etc will be ok, has anybody else dealt with this?
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Hard to say how the LR life is going to do. It survived quite a journey to even get to your tank, so it must be pretty tough.

If anything has died, do your best to remove it before it produces too much ammonia.
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