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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2009, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Question Tank is getting hot

I have a rainbow shark(warm Water)

i have had the tank for a week i woke up today and seen that the temperature of my fish tank was 35C its normally 22C-27C and its been the same i have never changed it so i put in 3 other thermometers and they come up the same still so i turn of the heater its goes to 30C still not on what its supposed to be

the weather hasn't changed in my area if that could be a reason
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2009, 02:44 PM
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sounds like a faulty heater to me.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2009, 03:26 PM
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That's what happened when my heater went bad. I had to buy a new one. The thing wouldn't go off. Just kept heating, and heating.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2009, 04:49 PM
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I had a faulty heater "cook" my oscar in a 55gal before. The water was actually hot to the touch.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2009, 07:10 PM
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2009, 07:23 PM
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I would get two heaters rated and half the tank size. This way if one goes bad it isn't enough to cook your fish.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2009, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Joetee View Post
I would get two heaters rated and half the tank size. This way if one goes bad it isn't enough to cook your fish.

Two undersized heaters is sooooooooo much safer.
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