Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Heater broke

  1. Default Heater broke


    0 Not allowed!
    Hey so I woke up this morning and my heater broke. Luckily I am able to work from home so I can get a new one ASAP when Petco opens in 20 minutes. Currently my fish are at 64F when the temperature range is normally 76F or so. Once I get my heater what is the best way to acclimate them back to their normal temperature?

    Also will there be any harmful effects? I assume that the heater stopped working yesterday or sometime last night so theyve been in room temperature for about a half day now, anything else I can do to make it easier for them?

    Thanks

  2. Default


    2 Not allowed!
    Normally, when people are advised to increase their tank temp (like when treating an illness), they are told to increase it little by little - in your case, since your temp has fallen that much, it might help to start adding warmer water in small water changes to gradually bring up the temp - that way the heater doesn't have to work so hard to get the tank where it needs to be.

    Others might have different advice but that's what I'd dol

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    18,675

    Awards Showcase

    For your new 10G tropical tank :) - Boundava Congrats on first MOTM 2015! - James` For passing yet another member, look at Cliff ;-) - steeler58 keep on Yapping - cm12setx 17,000 nuff said :) - steeler58 
    Superbowl weekend. - Taurus Here's to good Superbowl - steeler58 One more before the game starts ;-) - steeler58 superbowl 2014 - cm12setx Chocolate always helps me feel better - fishmommie 
    Have a "mug" to mix your toddy in :) - steeler58 Back at you :) - steeler58 Cheers! - cajunqn81 Nobody does it better, brother! - steeler58 To celebrate reaching 18,000 posts! - wgoldfarb 
    toasting SirYapsALot - RiversGirl To help wash down those hallucinogens :-) - Taurus thanks for being knowledgeable;) - Cubikins T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly one good turn deserves another + i got the kribs rehomed:o) - fishmommie 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    +1 to the above ^^
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

  4. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    how fast should i raise the temperature? is 2 degrees F an hour too fast?

  5. Default


    1 Not allowed!
    That sounds pretty reasonable - the main goal is not shocking the fish.

    I would make note of the new water temp to see how it compares to what's in the tank - idk how large your tank is but I would maybe change 25% at a time and see how much the temp goes up after the new water has a chance to mix.

  6. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    1 more question. Im at petco. What watt heater should I get for a 20g glass. There is aqueon 100watt 200 and 300. The lady said to get tue 100w but is more better? I was thinking the 200watt wanted your guys opinions

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    18,675

    Awards Showcase

    For your new 10G tropical tank :) - Boundava Congrats on first MOTM 2015! - James` For passing yet another member, look at Cliff ;-) - steeler58 keep on Yapping - cm12setx 17,000 nuff said :) - steeler58 
    Superbowl weekend. - Taurus Here's to good Superbowl - steeler58 One more before the game starts ;-) - steeler58 superbowl 2014 - cm12setx Chocolate always helps me feel better - fishmommie 
    Have a "mug" to mix your toddy in :) - steeler58 Back at you :) - steeler58 Cheers! - cajunqn81 Nobody does it better, brother! - steeler58 To celebrate reaching 18,000 posts! - wgoldfarb 
    toasting SirYapsALot - RiversGirl To help wash down those hallucinogens :-) - Taurus thanks for being knowledgeable;) - Cubikins T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly one good turn deserves another + i got the kribs rehomed:o) - fishmommie 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have a 50w in my 10g, I would think 100w would be plenty for a 20g...what brand?
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

  8. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    aqueon, i bought the 200w it was the same cost as the 100w. Slowly raising temp now. thanks for the help

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    18,675

    Awards Showcase

    For your new 10G tropical tank :) - Boundava Congrats on first MOTM 2015! - James` For passing yet another member, look at Cliff ;-) - steeler58 keep on Yapping - cm12setx 17,000 nuff said :) - steeler58 
    Superbowl weekend. - Taurus Here's to good Superbowl - steeler58 One more before the game starts ;-) - steeler58 superbowl 2014 - cm12setx Chocolate always helps me feel better - fishmommie 
    Have a "mug" to mix your toddy in :) - steeler58 Back at you :) - steeler58 Cheers! - cajunqn81 Nobody does it better, brother! - steeler58 To celebrate reaching 18,000 posts! - wgoldfarb 
    toasting SirYapsALot - RiversGirl To help wash down those hallucinogens :-) - Taurus thanks for being knowledgeable;) - Cubikins T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly one good turn deserves another + i got the kribs rehomed:o) - fishmommie 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Good deal, nice getting it for the same $
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Elgin, Illinois USA
    Posts
    4,298

    Awards Showcase

    new fish! - RiversGirl I like your signature - aquariumlover10 Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 TGIF! - showmebutterfly TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 Merry Christmas - fishmommie Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 For all your help. - metweezer 
    Best wishes for the new year - SeaLady Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by imma24 View Post
    Normally, when people are advised to increase their tank temp (like when treating an illness), they are told to increase it little by little - in your case, since your temp has fallen that much, it might help to start adding warmer water in small water changes to gradually bring up the temp - that way the heater doesn't have to work so hard to get the tank where it needs to be.

    Others might have different advice but that's what I'd dol
    +1. This is a really good idea.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Rummynose Tetras and Sterbai Cories

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •