11-26-2006, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by love_my_fish
Usually I'm worried that I forgot to plug the heater back in, but I just discovered that the thermometer on my 20 gallon wasn't reading at all (can read up to 84F). Used another thermometer -- 88 F! I can't tell you want the brand name is, all I can make out is Supreme Heetmaster? And it must be at least 5 years old.
The fish all seemed quite active and healthy, but I did a 10% water change with 80 F water, bringing it down to about 86F, and I turned the heater down, so hopefully it will keep temp. (I usually keep it at 76-78F)
But what a scare!
No doubt, what a scare :( Glad your fish seem alright though. Wow, we are certainly at the mercy of the companies that manufacture the heaters, eh?