Thread: Heater on all the time
02-24-2008, 09:30 PM #1
Heater on all the time
Last night I notice the heater was on all the time while the tank temperature out of range 82°F+ :(
I crank down temperature setting on the heater and still not work, so I get one of those outlet timer I have laying around, and set it on and off every 15 minutes over night, all morning I have it off and keep the light on. So far temperature staying at 78°F, in couple of hour I will go grab a new heater.
So far I have bad luck with this use aquarium which I purchase 2 weeks ago. First filter making noise now heater :(
02-24-2008, 09:36 PM #2
Visitherm Stealth heaters are highly recommended.8 tanks running now:
1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.
02-24-2008, 09:36 PM #3
I think it sounds like a good idea to go get a new heater Angus, don't want to risk it cooking the fish!
02-24-2008, 09:38 PM #4
a new heater is a good ideaangelcakes (penny)
"The big fish eats the small one."
-- Sephardic saying
02-24-2008, 09:39 PM #5
I would definetely get a new heater... Visitherm stealths and deluxes are really great heaters...75 Gallon South Cichlid: Tiger Oscar and Jack Dempsey
55 Gallon GT Tank: 1 Male GT and 8 Giant Danio
20 Gallon Long: Waiting for eco-complete planted red substrate that has been delayed 2 weeks due to weather.
"Don't buy fish at Wal-Mart then go to your local fish store for help when they die. Goto your local fish store first and get educated. It will save you money and many many fishes lives."
02-24-2008, 10:06 PM #6
Yes it sounds like a new heater is needed. What size tank is it in?
I have 2 heaters in all my tanks over 55 gallons, incase I loose one.Sailor
02-24-2008, 10:15 PM #7
It is 20 gal tank. Going to LFS soon to get new one. Thanks for suggestion everyone.