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Old 05-31-2010, 01:04 PM   #1
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Temperature in tank reached 105 degrees

I love my son, but him turning the heater on the tank to 105, didnt make daddy happy.

killed off everything in the tank, fortunately not a lot in there at the moment. i think my tank is cycling again. i tested and my ammonia is through the roof. guessing that the high heat killed of the bacteria.

105 lasted for about 24 hours.

i did a 30% water change and got the temp back down. am i right thinking my tank is just cycling again?
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Bacteria might be okay. The spike is probably from everything else dieing off. It might be okay.
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Sorry to here about this.
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Sorry about that. How along ago did you cycle it? The higher the heat the less oxygen in the tank. That`s what happened to the Livestock. Again sorry. Maybe after doing a few PWC`s you`ll be back to normal.
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I agree with Mike, PWCs are a great place to start. The bacteria will more than likely be fine, it can withstand a lot more stress than our livestock.
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The others have it all right. Things that died caused the spike and the bacteria can't process the large amount of ammonia quickly enough for it not to register on your test.
Sorry about your losses.
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This is what I am worried about when my son gets older; I am not a salty (yet :p) but I would be very sad if he killed off my tank. I am sorry to hear about this.
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My best advice (as a father of a youngster) is to involve your son in every aspect of your tank and teach him how important maintaining it is.
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That is what I want to do, ^^^ I am excited to set my little guys' first tank up and let him pick out a fish!
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he got an education on it. he thought it was a little chilly and wanted to make sure the fish were warm for the night.

my ammonia is back down and the nitrates and trites didnt spike. did give me a chance to do some new aquascaping
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