View Full Version : Fried my fish today

07-30-2003, 08:24 PM
Lost our albino oscar, and two convicts...
Our heater malfunctioned, and heated the tank to 110deg.
We had a Second Nature brand heater.
I've had the tank set up for 3 years without loosing a fish, then this.
Anyone ever used a thermometer with a temp. alert on it? Does it work well?
I want to get one for each of our tanks so this doesn't happen again.

07-31-2003, 08:01 AM
to prevent that from happening again, you can use two lower wattage heaters instead of one big one. that way if one of them fails, it won't have the capacity to overheat the tank.

07-31-2003, 08:22 AM
That is terrible. Sorry to hear about that. It happened to me before and it is not a nice feeling.

Like Gypsie said using two heaters will prevent the tank from heating up so quickly

07-31-2003, 09:01 AM
thats horrible i am sorry to hear that:(