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Old 01-28-2004, 07:58 PM   #1
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Heater went crazy

My tank heater has been touchy since I bought it, its a cheap Radiant brand heater. Anyway I go away for a few hours and come back to find my tank is at almost 90degrees F. I have the cover off and heater off trying to cool down the tank. Will this hurt my fish in anyway? The reg temp is usuall around 78-80
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Depends on the fish; what do you have in there? Most tropicals can handle higher temps for short term. Do know if the temps jumped up quickly tho, there can be probs; high temps aren't as much a problem as sharp changes in temperature.
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No i think it was pretty gradual. I have Danios, Barbs, Hatchet, Ghost Knife, Gourami
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Look at the Won Pro Heats and Pro Heat II's. They cost a little more than the glass heaters, but they are extremely reliable. I don't think you'll have any losses since the temp didn't get really high and didn't stay up there for a long time. I would cool the tank back down slowly and watch for ich or other stress related diseases for a couple of weeks.
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Yeah... I had some problems with cruddy cheap heaters a few months back. I swear by Tronics now (others swear by Ebo-Jagers, Titanium heaters, Visi-Therms). Tronics are safe and reliable. All 4 brands are well-reputed.
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Old 01-29-2004, 09:50 AM   #6
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I swear by Hagen's Thermal Preset Delux heaters.


I think their great
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