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well i just woke up to the worst thing ever. my tads were getting too cold, so i put them in a heated set up, and at some point during the night, my heater malfunctioned and killed all my tads. i lost the only three borja ridges i had before my male died, and a bunch of other tads :( super awful. i had about 6 that were just days from coming out of the water, including my borja ridges.


i know what i wont be doing ever again :mad:
 

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Oh wow that is terrible! Im really sorry for the loss. Do you know how your heater malfunctioned?
 

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Oh that sucks! So sorry. Unfortunately fish tanks heaters are infamous for sticking on and baking the tank. I once lost several thousand dollars worth of rare African Cichlids due to a malfunction. The few that pulled through were sterile after that.
You can run a heater on an external thermostat for extra protection. I use Ranco Electronic Temperature Controllers on my frogroom and used to use them on all of my reef systems. ETC Supply
 
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i might have to look into a thermostat :( i think that it was a petco brand heater of some kind, i threw it away already so im not sure.


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Wow, that really sucks. I have never trusted those things. If I had 3 borja ridge tads, I would give them to you, but alas, I don't even keep vents :( I'm sure someone here could help you out.
 

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thanks guys :) i cant imagine what those poor tads went through..:( im going to have to post a wanted ad to see if i can find another male or some tads i can raise up.

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sorry to hear..i would for sure invest in a thermostat you can find pretty good prices on them on marinedepot.com i use thermostats on my reeftanks as i have had the heater sticking problems as well
 

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thanks everyone :) i dont plan on ever using one of those heaters again with out a thermostat, dont want a repeat of this :(


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That sucks, I sorry to hear that! Heaters are trash always run a controller with them.
 

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Space heaters to warm a room are always much safer than trying to heat a small space, I prefer the warm oil heaters that look like little registers.
 

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sorry to hear that:( My frog room is just too big to warm it only with a room heater untill the right temperature, and I have to use several aquarium heaters as well..I've used them for many years and they always worked fine, but hearing that makes me feel maybe not so confident..was it old or new bought?

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well im going to make sure i dont use aquarium heater for my set up.
sorry for your loss...
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