Hello Ladies and Gents,
I recently upgraded Meilin's 2.5 to a 3Gal because it was leaking. In any case, I got the Marineland Crescent 3. Right now Meilin is in a 0.5 Gal while this one is setting up (don't worry I change her water often and she's in the warmest part of the house, her water is a steady 76, I check on her often).
So I have the heater from the 2.5G and for some reason, last night the temp was 30C, which is...uhh..86F? Unless the filter is producing massive amounts of heat, this makes no sense...I was actually fearful that my 10w heater would be underperforming (the box says 10w is for up to 2.6G...what a weird number).
At first I thought it was my laptop heating it up (playing games) but then even this morning after I went to bed, it was still at the same temperature. I put in two addtional thermometers (HongBo's and my digital one) and all three are reading in the 84-86 range.
I unplugged everything and I put an ice pack (in a ziplock) and it's floating right now. It's been in there for almost an hour and the temp is now down to 80F. I turned the filter back on about 15 minutes ago, but the heater is still off. I'm checking to see how much heat the heater produces...if it produces nothing then there is something wrong with my heater.
Sorry for the story, I just wanted to get my scientific method out of the way, usually works wonders but I'm heading off to work soon so I thought I would give you guys some of my thoughts to process while I'm gone XD