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newbie1962
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Location: Wales. UK.

PostPosted: 2005.04.28(Thu)13:35    Post subject: Broken heater - help! Reply with quote

Sad After carrying out a partial water change tonight, my heater literally went BANG! Shocked I have been advised to put foil around the tank to try and keep the temperature stable. I have done this. I will get to the LFS first thing in the morning to buy another heater. Will the foil and MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE FISH be OK overnight?
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kjh90
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Joined: 15 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: 2005.04.28(Thu)13:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the heater actually break open or did it break internally. I would put blankets around the tank and open the lid only when neccesary. What fish do you have in it? How big is it? What is the average temperature in your area right know?
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newbie1962
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PostPosted: 2005.04.28(Thu)13:42    Post subject: re broken heater Reply with quote

I have a ten gallon tank with 6 neon tetras, 6 black widow tetras and 2 oto's. The heater did break - got the glass out VERY QUICK Shocked The average temperature is 24/25 degrees.
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kjh90
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PostPosted: 2005.04.28(Thu)14:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the tempertature outside or in your tank? If that is the outside temperature then as long as it does not drop really cold tonight then you should be fine. Don't heaters contain chemicals inside of them? If they do did any of them get into your water?
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