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Old 01-09-2006, 07:41 PM   #1
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lost my crab :(

It seems my emerald crab has decided to take a big sleep.
I dont think he fully recovered from the heat spike I had a few days ago.

Temp got up to 85
Hermits still doing ok though
Has anyone lost any livestock to heat?
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I would not think 85 degree temp is the cause of death. How fast did you lower your temp? I just took 3 emeralds to the LFS Sunday. If you lived closer I could hook you up.
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Old 01-10-2006, 12:41 AM   #3
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I ran my tank as high as 84 all summer long and have 3 emeralds and they are fine..Are you sure they didnt molt?
Also I now run my tank 77-78.
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:38 AM   #4
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Update!!!

Well it seems that the 2 stickon temp guages I have really are horrific and useless
Went out and dropped some money on a digital one with a probe

Temp is 87.6!!!
I dont know if it is right 8O
Heater is off, powerhead is off, as is skimmer.
only biowheel going. will update when I get back from work tonight.
Might have to start lookign at a chiller... (Shouldnt need one withe a 29gal!!!)
I think I will get the temp to 80 and then start turning stuff on to see who the culprit is.
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You might want to check your thermometer...something doesnt sound right. What type of thermometer are you using? Its going to take a LOT to get your temp that high. I have VHO lights right next to my water and in the summer mine doesnt get anywhere close to that...especially in Tx. Try putting a small fan next to the tank if the problem persists. I would however run to Petsmart and buy and $6 digital thermometer and make sure of the temp. Its easy to cool them down with a fan or two.
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What is your room temp? What kind of lights do you have. Just a guess but if it is correct your heater is the only thing I could think of that would cause it to go up that much.
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Old 01-11-2006, 01:58 AM   #7
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Standard CF lighting
Room temp is 72
Thermometer is AcuRite indoor/Outdoor with submersible probe
With everything off (except biowheel) temp goes down to 81
Sitting at 80.7 right now.
I am guessing that the heaters temp setting is inaccurate
Because 77 is not 77 hehehe
Unplugged heater and turned skimmer and pwerhead on for 4 hours temp stayed constant.
Leaving heater off tonight, will see what the readings are in the morning

Will let you guys know...
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Those acurites just aren't accurate.. methinks you need a better thermometer.
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Old 01-11-2006, 01:30 PM   #9
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but it has the indoor temp correct
Maybe an issue with the probe
Going to get a new one (Different MFG) tonight
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Old 01-11-2006, 01:40 PM   #10
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I didn't think Acu-Rite made Aquarium Thermometers

All the ones I know of, you place the probe on the outside of a window and it gets the temp from the glass. These are not water proof and will short out.. (been there done that) Coralife makes an inexpensive probe thermometer...

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