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Old 01-09-2012, 02:38 PM   #1
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Tank heater broke through the night. This morning tank was below 60 degrees. Should I be concerned

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Old 01-09-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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What fish do you have in it??! I would think so if you had my fish!
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Depends on your fish. What kind do you have?
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They all look happy and swimming freely
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:43 PM   #6
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Yes you should definitly be concerned. How soon before you can purchase another heater
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Be concerned! Go get a heater asap!
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I just bought one and in there right now.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:45 PM   #9
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It's on full blast dang heater. All my corals are closed and shriveled up
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:46 PM   #10
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How big is your tank? Not sure i would have it full blast, you might blow the heater and the fish shouldnt get such a drastic change in temperture which will depend on your tank size
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It's on full blast dang heater. All my corals are closed and shriveled up
No dont do full blast. Definitly not. Slowly raise the temp! If it goes quickly up to 80, it could be just as damaging to your fish
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I ment like running. Sorry. Lol.
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I have it on 78 and it reads 68 on water temp.
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If it was at 60 maybe put it to 70 for now, and then adjust from there. Your corals will probably be ok depending on what kinds you have, some can be very picky as far as temperature.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:05 PM   #17
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You should look into multiple heaters, I keep a small one in my display and a larger one in sump. the small one is set a few degrees lower so if the large one breaks the small one will slow the temp change down. This will give u time to pick up a new heater, just my 2 cents
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Yeah that's what I'm plannin on doin. Darn heaters is gonna mess my things up
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Those corals should be ok, the goni can be touchy but it was only a few hours so you might be ok. Just get that temp back to normal nice and slow and give them a day or two to see how they fared.
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Those corals should be ok, the goni can be touchy but it was only a few hours so you might be ok. Just get that temp back to normal nice and slow and give them a day or two to see how they fared.
Agreed, go slowly.
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