Re: bumping up temps??
What brand heater do you use? IMO Perhaps your heaters are wearing out? Damn I can't read the setting on my 55g tank heater. I haven't had any problems with it holding the temp I have it set at for the last almost year. I have not tried to keep my temps as high as you in my 55g. I keep mine 77 for my puffers. I will be replacing it soon because it's glass. I'll keep it for a back up. I would try a different brand if I were you. I think you can go up one higher as I had no problems putting my 10g heater into a 2.5 tank. IMO One heater the right size should be doing the job though.
I recently purchased a stealth heater that has done well in my 10g and 2.5g I thought it would over heat my 2.5 tank. The temp was very very precise. It always keeps the temp of the water what I have it set at. One thing I don't like about the stealth is it does not have an indicator light when the heater switches on
I have a heater that is doing the same thing as yours right now in my other 10g tank. I can't remember the brand right now. I need to replace it and save it for an emergency in case one of the other heaters goes out completely.
55g - 2 green spotted puffers in brackish conditions
20g- 6 leopard danio,2 glofish danios,4 whiteskirt tetras,shrimp & neritas
10g- ramshorn & pond snails,3 neon tetras, cherry shrimp
10g- QT tank-empty
2.5- QT tank- nerita,amano,anacharis
Last edited by StormySkiez : 10-19-2008 at 12:39 PM.