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Old 12-01-2010, 10:11 AM   #11 
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Is your heater not adjustable? You could always turn it down to 80-82 degrees. Although 85 is fine for treating Ich.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:25 PM   #12 
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It is adjustable, just confusing. I *think* I might be able to adjust it lower but for now, since he is doing fine in the tank I will keep it at 85* while treating his Ich. He seems a lot more comfortable in the new tank. Its warmer, cleaner, and has the aquarium salt in it. He's been swimming around more rather than looking lethargic and laying at the bottom of the tank. =)
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:04 PM   #13 
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Aww, glad to hear he's feeling better! :)
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:13 PM   #14 
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if you have a heater that's adjustable, and you're not sure how to adjust it, consult the manual.

It sounds like he's perking up :) Hopefully he'll start recovering soon :)
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:28 AM   #15 
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The manual is no help. All it is, is a piece of paper. I think I figured it out though. =)
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:14 PM   #16 
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Heater Problem

Red and Bob:

I had the exact same issue with my (new) quarantine tank. My heater (Deep Blue 'heatstick') seemed to have a thermostat issue. I set it at 72F and took it out when I saw my tank was at 80F and rising....! I just today replaced it with a Marineland 50W (LFS didn't have a 25W or I'd have chosen that).

I'm wondering if you might want to change your heater. If the thermostat is malfunctioning, I'm thinking you might some home one day to fish soup....

No experience --- just a thought!

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Old 12-02-2010, 10:28 PM   #17 
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Disconnect the heater or turn off the light. What kind of light do you have? A florescent or incandescent? If you have incandescent lighting that may be part of the problem. If so replace the bulb with a compact fluorescent. Use google image search if you don't understand the kind of bulbs I'm talking about. How big is your tank? Your tank must be at least 5 gallons to support a 50w heater.
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:22 PM   #18 
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Heater change worked

My new Marineland 50W seems to work just fine -- temperature is spot on at 78F -- overheating problem solved.

R and B, you might want to change yours, too.

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Old 12-04-2010, 06:54 PM   #19 
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Marineland is a good brand.
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