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Old 05-04-2009, 10:09 AM   #1
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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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Old 05-04-2009, 01:44 PM   #2
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sounds like a faulty heater to me.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:26 PM   #3
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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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Old 05-04-2009, 03:49 PM   #4
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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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Old 05-04-2009, 06:10 PM   #5
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unplug it.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:23 PM   #6
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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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Old 05-04-2009, 07:02 PM   #7
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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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Two undersized heaters is sooooooooo much safer.
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