Cold fish

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  1. ZaxXx

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    Woke up thinking why did my tank plug system trip . . . And then when I switched it back on I sor my heater sparking, what happened was that the glass on it cracked and split! So my fishies and corals gotta freeze until I get another heater after work. DAMN!!!
     
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    :(:(:(..bright side..they are all alive still...:thumbup:
     
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    Fortunately, Durban is not so cold... could have been a lot worse if you lived in Johannesburg or Bloemfontein :whistling:

    What is your water temperature at the moment?

    I would suggest heating up small quantities of tank water in a glass/ceramic container, and then adding it SLOWLY to your sump, raising the temp back up to normal over a few hours.

    Also, insulate you tank by covering the glass with styrofoam or a few layers of newspaper, and perhaps cover everything with a blanket. Putting on your lights will also help, especially if you have MH.

    Good luck.

    Hennie
     
  5. cswhitehead

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    i don't even run a heater on my tank and the coldest its dropped to is 22-23 and that was over night so don't worry about it with all the equipment you have running your temp should not drop too low.
     
  6. KeeganP

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    awww dude, I have a heater at home....
     
  7. ZaxXx

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    Yeah thankfully durbs is kinda warm still. It may drop to 21 22 degrees , I'm very worried about my coral.

    Thanks Hennie that's a great idea! I hope it will be fine untill I get home from work.


    Is it an oil or bar heater??
    ℓ☺ℓ Jj. I'll come for it after work. Thanks bru:thumbup:
     
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  8. KeeganP

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    lol cool
     
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    Tell me about it...my RO water stands at 16*C..:eek:..would hate for my Tank heater to give in during the night and I don't know it....:eek: Luckily my RO water has a Heater all by himself for when I make up a Salt Mixture...;)
     
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    Zaxx

    I have about 3 spare heaters... Give me a shout if you get stuck
     
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    good luck mate.. but you should be fine
     
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    So, are you home yet :whistling:
     
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    are we having fishpopsicle's today? :p
     
  14. ZaxXx

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    ow thanks man. Really appreciat the offer:):thumbup:

    hehe yeah JUST got home now. . . water was still 22 which was good and the coral still looks fine
    i was :033: the whole day! atleast now i can take a :chillpill: lol

    ... no kegs no fish sticks or sushi tonight lol, but im coming there just now for the heater ;)
     
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    lol cool cool
     
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