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Old 04-20-2008, 02:13 PM   #1 
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Water temp

I cut the heater off in my community tank a couple of days ago, because it never came on, i got a thermometer the other day and it reads 84 degrees, and this is without a heater, tht is a little too high i think, but i dont have the heater on, is this bad or should i just not do anything about it
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:17 PM   #2 
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If your heater is not on, where is the source of heat in the tank? My ambient room temp. is about 70 and that is where my unheated tank stays.

Are you sure your thermometer is correct? Are you sure the heater is actually turned off? Where is your thermometer located in the tank?
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:21 PM   #3 
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its located on the outside, but i used my friends in tank thermometer and got the same reading, im sure my heater is off because it has an indicator light and is set to 78, you cant set it any higher or lower, it is made for that specific temperature, and i've had it unplugged for a couple of days, i dont know why the temp is that high, im lost
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:29 PM   #4 
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Tell us about your tank set up. Where is it located? What size? Do you have lighting? What kind?

If the heater is preset for 78, it won't come on if the water temp is higher than that.

Those stick on thermometers tend to measure the outside air temp. It's better to get the inside the tank thermometers. I saw some at WalMart for just $2.
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:33 PM   #5 
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ok it is a 10 gallon tank on a stand, the lighting is just a basic cover with lighting fixture, i have 1 live plant, forget the name of it but is brown and grows pretty fast, i have 2 silk plants, 1 little ornament with lots of holes the danios like playing in, a cave for my red tailed black shark, a filter and heater.
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My guess is that your light is incandescent, and is producing a lot of heat. That, or it's in direct sunlight and you've got a "greenhouse" effect. I'd recommend keeping your heater plugged in, as it will prevent temperature fluctuations if the heat source goes away.
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its not in sunlight, my drapes prevent any sunlight from gettin in my room
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:45 PM   #8 
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do you think that no sunlight coming into my room is why ive never seen any algea?
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Do you know if your light is incandescent?
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:58 PM   #10 
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im not sure i know its not the long bulbs its screw in, thats all i kno, its checked on the box the top came in but i cant quite picture it in my head, thts no help i guess, lol
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