Urgent help needed Broken Heater

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  1. nemo_jhb

    nemo_jhb

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    Hi guys,
    I've just started my new tank this past weekend & it's bean cycling for the past 2 days.
    I mistakenly broke my heater a few min ago. I've ordered a new one & a spare but they will only be delivered on Thursday.
    What now? :eek:

    I'm assuming the cycling process will slow down/stop because the temp will lower, is this ok? The current temp is 23.6C
    It's a +/- 200 litre cube, I've got 15kg of Real Reef Live Rock & 27kg of Caribsea Live Sand in the tank.

    Does anyone close to the Northcliff area have a spare heater I could borrow until Thursday?
     
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  3. Asheen

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    where do you stay? why don't you pop into a pet store and buy one in the meantime? i live in Bassonia and have lots of spare heaters if you wanna come collect 1? will only be home after 8 this evening but you more than welcome to pop in!!
     
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    its shouldnt be an issue if there is no livestock, the cold water will increase the O2 but the cold temp will slow down the bacterial action only a little.

    dont stress...
     
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    nemo_jhb

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    I'm situated in Northcliff. Was gonna get one from LFS, but I've already ordered & paid for 2 more yesterday. Thanks for the offer! Really appreciate it, will let u know if I need one :thumbup:
     
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    @ dallasg; nope no livestock, just saltwater, Real Reef Live Rock, Caribsea Base rock & Caribsea Live sand
     
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    then dont stress...
     

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