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Old 02-14-2012, 08:31 PM   #1
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heater exploded

im getting a refund but im wondering what happened to my water from this happening and what to do.new filters for one but what about the little pieces of plastic in the sand
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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Put more food in at once that way there's more than the other fish can eat and maybe he will get some.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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Oops lol wrong posting sry
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:34 PM   #4
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I would try to get most of it out then I would do a big water change
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:38 PM   #5
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i got most of it out and plan on doing a water change after the two months are over for what ever killed my fish,the ich or velvet.i wasnt home when it exploded and im not sure if i would have had fish in there if they would of got shocked or not.didnt blow a fuse or anything.im just glad it was fishless cause that gets pricey
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Eheim jäger I bought one very accurate on the temp. And are not suppose to break.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:11 PM   #7
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It is very important to get an appropriately sized heater for your tank. Also that you unplug it if the water level is going to be below it. The most efficient way to mount it is horizontal in an area with good water flow.

These things can help avoid a failure.
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ok thanks im going to get a titanium one for 40.00
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:09 PM   #9
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Oh yeah also mount at the bottom.bc the hot water will rise and the colder more dense water will sink.
Some people prefer to use two on either side of the tank.

I had a heater fail and it killed all of my fish except for one cory cat i still have so you got lucky!
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I like the finnex heaters they are digital, titanium, and accurate! Got my 300w fit about $35-$40 from Aquacave
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