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rocksout4cheese 11-10-2007 08:07 AM

dead fish! stupid heater!
 
woke up this morning to see both my gouramis dead and drifting around the filter intake! :cry: my heater just crapped out i guess while i was sleeping. the temp when i woke up was at 68 degrees, before bed it was closer to 80. so it dropped ten degrees before i woke up.
what kind of heater do you use? i'm afraid now because the heater in my 55 gallon that i'm cycling (fishless) is one a friend gave me. i'd like to buy a new one now. do they make automatic ones? is there anything that's better than the rest?
thanks for any help you can give me

Lupin 11-10-2007 08:31 AM

What brand did you use? I used Sera myself with no issues. Many people do vouch for Visitherm Stealth and Eheim. Go to Product, Service and Equipment Reviews section for some heater threads.:)

Rogergolf66 11-10-2007 05:07 PM

better yet don't have just one. If you need 500W then get 2 250W instead of one 500W.

just an example. also if one got stuck on it wouldn't over heat as fast.

IMO that is what I would do.

Roger


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