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Old 08-07-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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Heat spike

Hi guys, I came home from work and my fish were dead. I touched the water and it was really hot. Is that the cause of the fatality??

I took out all the dead fish and did a 20% Water change right after. I have a 72 gal tank.

Did I do the right steps??
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:19 AM   #2
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It's definitely the cause I death! What fish were there, what temperature, where is the tank located, what heater is it, and if it's hot than its at least over 80^!!! water changes help lower temperature but find out why it rose!
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:30 AM   #3
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Yeah, finding out what caused the heat to get so high is priority one. Did the heater malfunction? That's everybody's big fear. You have my sympathy.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:02 AM   #4
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I don't know if the heater malfunction but I took it out. It wasn't that hot when I got home. I took it out just in case. All my serpeas otos Odessa barbs plecos corys black neons penguin tetra clwon barbs are dead. 20 in total.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:39 AM   #5
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So sorry about the loss


What brand heater do you have

Call the company and at least get a replacement one and ask for additional compensation as well
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:04 PM   #6
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The heater is a 200 watt theo hydor. I just checked the reviews on it and it seems to be a piece of crap. I'm still upset for my lost. I'm not going to run any heaters till the winter
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:41 PM   #7
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I use an inline Hydor and it worries me when I hear about this stuff. To bad Jäger doesn't make an inline model. I still have my first heater, a 15 year old Ebo-Jäger that works perfectly. I only use it to heat make-up water now but I can't recommend them highly enough. They have a fail safe that doesn't let them fault in the ON position. If their heaters ever fail they only fail in the off mode. It's disgraceful that all heaters don't have that function.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:48 PM   #8
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I went to my LFS today and they told me that the heaters from eheim are very good (also a lil pricy but worth it). And he Also told me that having two low watt heaters is better than a big one because if one malfunctions the other one will shut off and since it is a low watt heater it won't cook the fish like it happen to me.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:37 PM   #9
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I went to my LFS today and they told me that the heaters from eheim are very good (also a lil pricy but worth it). And he Also told me that having two low watt heaters is better than a big one because if one malfunctions the other one will shut off and since it is a low watt heater it won't cook the fish like it happen to me.
They're right on both recommendations. Two heaters are always better than one and Eheim makes top class heaters (Jagers). Sounds like you have a good fish store nearby.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:13 PM   #10
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Absolutely Fish. Best store in the state of NJ
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #11
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I've used Hydor for years on and off and never had a problem, currently use a Hydor Inline, 75w, 50w and a Eheim 100w Jäger - which constantly needs readjusted and is ridiculously long.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:37 PM   #12
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I like the Hydor inline heaters but I've heard bad things about their submersible heaters frying tanks.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:57 PM   #13
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I recommend you get another one b4 the heater cooks your tank. It's sad to come home and see a white cloud in the tank.
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