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Old 02-03-2013, 03:07 PM   #1 
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High temp?

I'm starting a small cycle on a 2G tank. I threw in a mystery snail and some algae wafers to speed up the process. The tank I bought came with a filter, but not a heater, so I bought a ZooMed non-adjustable one. It said it would only raise it a couple of degrees and then shut itself off....but the tank water is 85*F. I'll check again later, but should I be worried? I don't have any fish in it yet, but I don't want to use this heater if I'm going to have baked fish.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:07 PM   #2 
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I Just realised this should've gone in the bowls thread. sorry.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:16 PM   #3 
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Is your filter a submerged one or is it a HOB? I remember I had a tank with a submerged filter that generated enough heat to keep the tank at a nice toasty 80F without the use of a heater
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:19 PM   #4 
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It's a submerged one. So should I take the heater out? This could work out nicely, seeing as I could have an extra heater laying around for...well...emergency purposes. (:
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Take the heater out (and fish in case it gets chilly) and keep an eye on the temperature for a few hours. Make sure it is STABLE and not going up and down every few minutes :P
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Well, I don't have a fish in the tank yet.....I haven't purchased her. The tank is just sort of running with a mystery snail hanging out. Will the snail be alright? It's been pretty docile...
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He should be okay :P
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:36 PM   #8 
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AWESOME. xD The tempereature hasn't dropped any...maybe it will by tomorrow....
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:44 PM   #9 
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What kind of lights are on the tank? I have incandescent on my mini bows and they keep the temp at a steady 78 when I have them on. Obviously the temp drops at night so I use the heaters at night only which works perfectly, no temperature shifts, less energy consumption, and happy fish!
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