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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation His heater broke!

I noticed that Velvets heater has been on since his water change (A few hours ago) Unfortunatly I broke his thermometer a few days ago during a water change when I dropped it... oops.

But I noticed he was acting SUPER lethargic. I felt the water and it was warm... like as warm as the water in a warm shower. I felt the water in the 10 gal tank above his that according to the thermometer is 81 degrees. Well, that 81 degree tank felt FREEZING compared to Velvets! I'm guessing the temps got in the high 80s or 90s. I'm no longer using this heater.

It was an adjustable 25 watt... it is cheap now that I think about it. According to the thermometer 25 degrees celcius is equal to 85 degrees F. I'm keeping his heater off and it's hopefully cooling down, Velvet's just laying on the bottom. That's what I expect for using a cheap heater... As you may have noticed by now I write alot Lol.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 11:16 PM
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Same problem with my hang ons...I felt the bucket and burned myself in the water.....good thing they're going into my BBS hatcheries haha.

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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