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Old 03-31-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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Heater acting weird

So last night when my tank lights went out I noticed my heater was glowing red and didn't think anything of it. About 15 minutes later I look and it is still glowing. I take a look at the temp and was a little over 90!!! I started messing with the heater and it finally turned off. I'm gonna get another today prolly from Walmart since its Easter and everyone is closed. How bad is this for my fish and is there anything I can do? I have a 55 malawi tank and it is usually right around 80 degrees
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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Well, the rise in temperature stressed them a lot. There's no doubt to that. You could have lost some fish, now if the temperature dropped back again, that's even worst. So they might be in shock or in a stressed condition, so keeping the lights closed and keeping they're temperature stable is very important.
If they are still alive, just make sure not to add any additional stress on them.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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The temp did go back down it was like my heater never clicked off when it turned on. I haven't lost any of them yet ( fingers crossed ) they actually look normal my algae eaters were freakin out tho last night. Should I add some stress coat
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The temp did go back down it was like my heater never clicked off when it turned on. I haven't lost any of them yet ( fingers crossed ) they actually look normal my algae eaters were freakin out tho last night. Should I add some stress coat
You're call. But if your gonna go get a heater today, soon, then it should be fine. If you think they need it, then you can add it.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:34 PM   #5
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Well I just wanna get rid of this one and get another one. I might wait til tomorrow so i can have a better selection than walmart it's keepin it steady now I just don't want that to happen again. It sucks I gave my extra heater to my friend like a month ago too
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If you can keep it at 80 degrees for a day, it should be fine. Minor changes up to 2degrees are gonna be fine temporarily.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:37 PM   #7
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Petsmart was actually open today and I picked up a 200 w fluval it's nice but not fully submersible like my other. The only thing I don't like is u have two lines for the water to be between and it won't fit flush with the top of the tank cuz of the lid around the tank
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Petsmart was actually open today and I picked up a 200 w fluval it's nice but not fully submersible like my other. The only thing I don't like is u have two lines for the water to be between and it won't fit flush with the top of the tank cuz of the lid around the tank
Could you show me a picture?
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:55 PM   #9
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It's butting up against the rim of the tank


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Bring you're suction cups a bit higher?
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