are heaters supposed to fluctuate as much as they do
this is my 2nd one now (petsmart) & they both went to nice tropical temps & then they can go down to....to cold I would think for the fish (mb 60's)
I have a 46 g tank & the heater is the right size (rated for over 100 gal)
I thought they should have a steady warmth to them?
1 more thing...are silver dollars & angel fish more susceptible or sensitive than others.
I think I just had a eureka
i thought u r allowed 1 fish per 1 galllon so I had about 20 ass't fish (tetras, danios, platy's, guppies,guoramis, etc)& added some molly's & swordtails, but the 2 dollars didnt make it ( they were so neat)
but its actually 1" of fish per gallon (roughly) so I calcuated it & yeah I guess I was overstocking - I had fish die (angels, etc.)before...its been good for a month or 2 now (finally I thought I may be getting the hang of it) until these new additions (6 more)
I do regular changes every wk or 2 - 20-30% add water conditioner, clean the fluval 405 occasionially, only feed them 1-2 times a day (pinches)
the water seems ok... slightly high in alkilinity (prolly due to overstocking or high chlorine content)
I am new, mb 8 mos now (hanging in there)
now I see why they say that 80% of new people drop out within the 1st year....its frustrating sometimes