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Nothobranchius Rachovii Beira '98

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by Anonymous, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. AKGEO

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    If you go with the 200, I think your in good shape! The 200 has 1/2 inch barbed fittings for the tubing to fit onto, and with your 12 mm ID tubing (0.47") it should be a good fit!

    Let me know how you like it once installed, as Im just getting mine in and would like to know what others think of them!
     
  2. AKGEO

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    Well,

    I finally got the Hydor 300 Installed and it seems to be running well. Ill check it again before I crash out tonight and in the morning to see how well its maintaining the temp. Easy install, just one tubing cut and slide on. And I like not having a heater in the tank, now only the intake/outlet tubes for the canister filter and a couple airline tubes are inside the tank!

    Looks Good!
     
  3. MOD_Dawn

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    Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:46 am
    Heater isn't maintaining the temperature I want (too low)

    Okay, burning question of the morning.
    I'm having issues on the 10g with keeping the temp steady. It's flux from just under 78F down to 75F and a bit below. ((With this being a fry tank I actually wanted to keep it closer to 80F))
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    is chirping like a [cussing] every morning (when the temp dips) ...which is more than likely due to the ac.

    I'm using a 50w Rena Smart heater....any recommendations on how to keep the temp more stable?? Would a 100W Rena Smart Heater make any difference on reaching and holding the temp?

    Ps. Tank can't be moved (no where else to stick it)

    [scratch] Never had this issue before?
     
  4. Anthony

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    Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:37 am
    The tank doesn't have a top on it right ?
     
  5. LemonDiscus

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    Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:11 pm
    Add another heater... ALL of my tanks have AT LEAST 2 heaters.. It better to have 2 weak heaters than 1 strong one.... ALL of my tanks have overpowered heaters and 2-4 of them (I have 4 heaters in my 125... ALL of them 200-400 watts)
     
  6. stevenrox

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    Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:41 pm
    get a stealth heater love them like unbrakeable to =]
     
  7. MOD_Dawn

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    Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:28 pm
    It has a top now, just arrived today and my current light fixture...hopefully it will make the difference. Currenly it's 76.5 (that poor rena smart heater never shuts off though)>>and as far as overkill for the heater...it actually is.
    50W - 8 in. - up to 20 gallon (this is only a 10g).
    I'd really hate to stick 2 of them in the 10g (it's small enough and I'm trying to take as little room as possible for the equipment)...but if it must be done, then so be it.
     
  8. Anthony

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    Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:33 pm
    The top should help a lot. You should notice a difference in a couple hours.
     
  9. LemonDiscus

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    Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:36 pm
    Agreed... I do have one that has no top (30 Gallons) that I kept my breeding angels in and actually that one runs a 100W heater in it (Its one with a real temp dial on it) and I was able to hold 82 quite well.... it could be the heater.... IDK myself... I just usually run more than 1 heater in my tanks.... just me.... and the hot water the Discus like...
     
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    Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:39 pm
    I understand where your coming from with the 2 heaters...if it was a bigger tank I wouldn't have a problem with doing that...but 10g are soo small to begin with (especially after having just the 90g for quite awhile).

    I'll know by morning..that's when the temp dips and the alert usually goes off.
    76.9 now (with lid just placed on)
     
  11. LemonDiscus

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    Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:41 pm
    Yeah... 10 gallons are small... Heck... the 20 gallon I have the endlers in I think is worthless because its so small! That has 1 50 watt heater on it and does fine.... I only keep that one at 78 though.
     
  12. Anonymous

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    Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 6:28 pm
    Heater Noise????
    So for the past maybe 3 weeks my heater has been making this ANNOYING ticking sound in my amazon tank. It was a brand new heater when I got it in april. Now, right before the heater cuts off it does this annoying loud ticking for about half a minute. It sounds like one of those wall clocks that tick as seconds go by, but the loudness sounds like someone is tapping on my tank. I can hear it in my living room from my bedroom when my door is shut.

    It's driving me crazy. Has anyone else had this happen? [scratch]
     
  13. Anthony

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    Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 6:32 pm
    What brand is it ?
     
  14. LemonDiscus

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    Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 6:45 pm
    Wow that would drive me nuts and I have never heard of anything like that! Not cool.... :confused:
     
  15. Anonymous

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    Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 7:02 pm
    All Glass Aquarium 200w heater. The only heater I've had do it
     
  16. Anthony

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    Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 7:08 pm
    Oh okay. They don't get very good reviews at all. Lots of people have problems with them cooking their fish.
     
  17. LemonDiscus

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    Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 7:11 pm
    The tetra ones from walmart cook fish too... :confused: thank god for fish that like to be hot :)

    I had one of those go out several months ago...
     
  18. Anonymous

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    Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 7:45 pm
    Is it going to kill my fish? The temp says it's around 78 degrees even though I have it set higher. Could be my thermometer positioning though. But will the heater cook and/or kill my fish?
     
  19. Anthony

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    Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 7:52 pm
    If it's making a noise I'd remove it. If it fails it could kill everything in the tank.
     
  20. LemonDiscus

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    Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 8:04 pm
    I second Anthony, I would remove it. It is either gonna cut off and not come back on or it will stay on and cook all of the fish (discus would be fine though)