View Full Version : Heater cracked

05-01-2004, 04:56 PM
I walked in the living room just now and my 20's heater was cracked. It had brown residue inside of it and luckily, it wasn't seeping into the tank. When I was taking it out, a little bit of that brown stuff (copper I'm guessing?) seeped into the tank. I did a massive 75% water change and added extra dechlorinator. My fish are OK, but should I do anything else?

Big Whattie
05-01-2004, 09:41 PM
mine done the same thing but i was in the process of cleaning mine out so i don't really know mine are ok , i think it should be ok with a 75% water change hope it helps

05-01-2004, 10:40 PM
Unless you're keeping invertebrates I wouldn't worry about any copper in the tank.

05-02-2004, 12:14 AM
lucky you didn't get zapped too.

05-02-2004, 10:28 AM
Unplugged it before pulling it out, and I figured if the only thing leached into the water was copper I'd be fine. Thanks guys