Hi all, this is a warning to test and check your heater regularly. As I have just experienced the worst imaginable. The heater I was using malfunctioned staying on and over heating my 80 gal
. Yes I lost several fish, all the Neons are gone 😢, Cichlids, some Swordtails, a Beta and Ghost Shrimp.
Went to feed them this morning and the Beta was not there, while looking for him noticed a Neon floating. Hmmm not good what happened reached in to pick him out and woo the water is warm. Checked the thermo 100* F oh my god 😱 what's going on here. I immediately started removing water with the Python and adding cold about 3/4 gallon at a time. This brought the temp back down slowly.
Oh and yes I unplugged and pulled the heater out first and tossed it in the sink turned water on it was steaming. I figure the temp sensor went out and she just kept heating. I can't even tell you the brand name or wattage I bought it so long ago. Anyway in search of a new one now.
Looking for something to maintain the water temp for an 80 gal
. Maybe that Fluval E 300 anyone have experience with that one.
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