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Old 10-05-2011, 11:46 PM   #1
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Heater killed my fish

In my predatory tank. 75 gallon. I had a small miniataus grouper and a jewel damsel my heater went nuts and heated it to what felt like 90 degrees.

What's a good trustworthy heater I can get?
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:00 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your fish. What kind of heater was it?
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I got it from a friend I'll have to check cause I forget. Luckily my damsel is still alive. But the grouper didn't make it
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:51 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your fish loss

Was it a glass heater? The titanium element heaters tend to fare better than the glass ones.
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Ya it was a glass heater
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how cold does it get in your home that you need a heater. I haven"t used a heater in 10 years you should be able to make it without one
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I always like to keep my house cold so that one reason but if I didn't have a heater I bet my tank would be about 70 at the most.
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:14 PM   #8
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hopefully it would be around 75 and you'd be good. I'v found that heaters go bad like that sometimes thats why I don't use one. Try it out without it and see how it goes, if it gets to cold you can always add one. Good luck.
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I can vouch for the Fluval M line of heaters (although I'm a freshie) as a good titanium submersible. Simple controls and a solid-reflective body. The activation LED actually shines through the reflective coating when it's on, but then vanishes when it's off.
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how cold does it get in your home that you need a heater. I haven"t used a heater in 10 years you should be able to make it without one
you live in NY and you don't use a heater during the winter?
it really depends on the fish you have though
I just bought a new heater aqueon pro, never heard of it before but I hvnt bought a heater in years
its not glass is all i was worried about
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