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Old 12-30-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
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Question How hot can i go?

I have a bigger tank but the heater is too hot and the heater does not have a set thing so how hot can i go at the moment im at about 33 degress celcius any fish can live in that?

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There should be a thermostat on an aquarium heater. What brand is it? There should be some means of controlling the temp.

33 C is like 91F. That is too hot for most tropical fish. Besides, without a temp control, the temp will vary with the ambient temp & other factors, there is no guarantee that you won't be making fish soup.

If the heater is a substrate ribbon heater or similar design, they are not meant to be plugged into an outlet. They are supposed to be used with a temp controller, something like thsi:
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I dont think so. but why not get a new heater? or open that one up and see if it is shorted out?
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