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I just got back from Mt. Hood, I left here friday afternoon. The first thing I did when I got home was to check the tank. Every thing (except the BTA) look like the lights just came on but the lights had been on for three hours. Anyways I checked the temp, 68 degrees (scary). The fish look ok and everything seems alive, just unhappy. I plugged in the heaters and am planning on just waiting till they bring the temp back up. Hopefully the time it takes to heat back up will be long enough to not shock anyone.

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#1 are you sure your thermometer is correct?

#2 was the temp in the house off? Curious why the temp dropped.

#3 bring it back up to temp slowly, don't stress them out more by bringing it up too fast!

 

Good luck!

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#1 are you sure your thermometer is correct?

#2 was the temp in the house off? Curious why the temp dropped.

#3 bring it back up to temp slowly, don't stress them out more by bringing it up too fast!

 

Good luck!

 

 

I have four thermometers LOL. Learned not to trust those things long ago LOL

 

My house is almost a hundred years old, so with out the baseboard heaters on, and little to no insulation It got colder than I had anticipated.

 

I put a new MH on my tank recently and had been battling heat issues, so I unplugged both of my heaters a couple weeks back. With out the heaters The temp had been fluctuating but staying within the 76-82 degree range.

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Yeah just take your time and bring it back up slowly. Things should recover.

If you bring it up too fast you will mostlikely have other problems.

 

It looks like it's gaining 2 degrees an hour roughly.

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dang that sucks!!!

 

It does suck, but it looks like everything is going to pull through. Jeff told me he let his tanks get down to 40 degrees and he didn't loose any fish!!! Crazy huh???

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That seems fast to me.

Personally that would make me a little nervous.

 

 

I just unplugged one of the heaters. Maybe it will slow to one degree an hour? I will keep an eye on it.

 

 

The tank is 74 degrees now

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That seems fast to me.

Personally that would make me a little nervous.

 

 

I just unplugged one of the heaters. Maybe it will slow to one degree an hour? I will keep an eye on it.

 

 

The tank is 74 degrees now

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Too warm on the Mt, too cold in the tank

good to see nothing tragic happened!

 

seriously way to warm on the mountain, it was raining LOL

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Tank is back to 80 degrees, everything looks good today. The yumas and birds nest look a little unhappy but I am sure they will make a full recovery :-)

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