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Help getting my water temp up to 86

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:42 pm
by jimmyjam923
Treating for Ich woth heat and salt and im having a tough time getting the temp above 83. I have a top fin 300watt. Should i get an additional heater? I've been turning it up slowly all day but now i have it maxed and its not getting warmer

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Re: Help getting my water temp up to 86

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:51 am
by Oscar6
You havent said what size tank? TopFin is a Petsmart brand and very low quality imo. If the heater is staying on and you arent getting warmer, it is going to burn out. Aquarium heaters, even the best arent meant to be on constantly. They come on, get very hot and shut down, usually in 1-2 mins. You could do a warm water change, get to the desired temp, which should be minimum 87 btw, and if the heater is still functioning, it might maintain. Easier would indeed be another heater.

Re: Help getting my water temp up to 86

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:18 pm
by jimmyjam923
Ya agreed... After reading the reviews it seems its a grade A POS.. So.. I went and bought a Finnex 300w. Problem solved

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