I'm another victim. I had no idea there was any sort of warning about these heaters, bought one from Petsmart about 18 month ago, and until yesterday assumed it was perfectly safe. Luckily I was home when it happened and I was able to save 20 of the 25 fish by tossing them into the 55 gal I still have.
Now I have a WAY overstocked 55 gal and a freaked out wife - well me too to be honest. (densely planted, however, so lots of hiding space)
I can probably rummage up the receipt but whats the point? Does Marineland care at all about my destroyed tank?
They've undone my fish management completely too. My anabantoids, danios and loaches and now joined by corydora, tetras, pygmy cory, ottos a freaked out blue ram.
I've hooked the 29's canister up to the 55, so its being filtered by both now. The water parameters of both tanks were essentially identical and the 55 will now be very well planted..... Despite all that its freaking crazy! The number of fish in the tank right now is ... 45 ... several are smaller but many are 2" and the pearl gaurami at 4" are the largest.
Will this work or should make move to reduce stock?