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Old 04-25-2012, 10:02 PM   #11
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Go buy a couple of the $1 glass thermometers from the fish section at walmart... you need to validate that you are actually at 90 and it's not an issue with your thermometer. You should also unplug your heater and validate that you don't have a faulty thermostat in there causing it to stay on or think it's at a lower temp than it is.
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+1. If it isn't the above 2 issues I would look at your return pump possibly overheating. Simply turning it off overnight would test that out, just make sure you have enough room in there for the water coming through!

I'd still test the thermometers and heater first, they are more likely culprits.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:23 PM   #13
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Temp is down to 85 now with my cabinet doors open and all lights off. All the heat was coming from the inside of my cabinets. I just unplugged my heater but I don't think that's the problem.

I'm thinking it might be my return pump. I'll give this a try and also I'll buy some extra thermometers. Just in case.
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check your thermometer to see if its broken and giving false readings or its possible that your heaters internal stat is pooched and its constantly on

mostlikely one of these is the cause of the temp.

do your fish seem to be swimming loser to the surface or their gils going purple? usually with high temps you will starve the water of oxygen and the livestock can be struggling to breath. this may be a sign that your thermometer is infact correct and there is a fault with the heater.

either way don't let it sit to hot your livestock won't survive long if the temps are infact to high
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No the fish are not swimming closer to the surface and no purple gills.

Temp is slowly lowering down to 80 degrees. Mainly because I have my cabinet doors open.
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Heater was the culprit. Thank you all for your input.

Anyone have a link to a truth worthy heater?
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:05 PM   #17
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i've never had an issue with my aqueon, my 26g kit came with an aqueon glass heater, and for my new build i bought an aqueon pro, which is the shatter resistant ones. keeps the temps pretty consistant
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I, too, have had a good experience with the aqueon pro. I've also had good luck with my finnex titanium.
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+2 for the Aqueon pro.
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