Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 07-14-2004, 06:17 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Posts: 720
heater malfunction woes

havent been around much lately because my fish were doing really well....

until a week or so ago and my heater malfunctioned and turned my tank (5 gal) into something you might cook spaghetti in. It was almost too hot to put my hand in.....

I immediately removed the heater, emptied half the water and put cooler water in to help the short term.

Amazingly enough, my beta, some older apple snails and one glassfish stayed alive.

But I lost my albino bristlnose, clown pleco, 2 of my glassfish tetras, all of my neons and all of my baby apple snails

I recently bought some 'cheaper' tankmates for my remaining fish and the glassfish has begun schooling with the black neons. I was fairly sad for awhile as I really liked my 2 baby plecos (not to mention the cost)

So hopefully everything remains in working order from here on out.


you can see my current residents below in my sig...

tbonem91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2004, 06:35 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: May 2004
Location: canada
Posts: 105
Thats too bad about your fish. Since its summer here, the weather has been really nice. My tank stays around 80 degrees without a heater. Im always scared to use heaters because of the horror stories one hears. Recently, I decided to put my heater in my tank just incase it got cool at night with my window open. After having my heater in the tank for a day I noticed it looked a little wet on the inside. On closer inspection, the bottom of the heater had been cracked and water had begun to fill it up! 8O Good thing the water had been warm enough to keep the heater off.
sugarloves is offline   Reply With Quote

eat, eater, heater

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aqua Clear 50 HOB malfunction...help! pwrflpills General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 05-26-2006 08:23 AM
Heater malfunction jrp1588 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 09-30-2005 04:44 PM
Heard of RIO PH malfunction and electrocution? austinsdad General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10 03-01-2005 08:41 AM
Heater malfunction, dead catfish, algae Phlegethon Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 11-25-2003 01:56 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.