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I have no idea how it hapenned but it just got shattered.. I am trying to pick every little piece of glass out of the tank.. I have a 55 g with 3 red bellys..

Do I need to go get a new one immediately ? Is there anything I need to be worried about besides broken glass in the tank ?
 

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how cold does get in your area at night cause the temp will probably drop quick, you could try

to insulte the tank with blankets or some thing till you can get a new heater, and may i suggest you get two

heaters in case this happens again youll still have the one goin

and id get them soon as you can
 

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Thanks Freez I think I'll just go buy a new one tonight.. I am not taking any chances

I got all the glass out, what pissed me off is all three fish were swimming near where it broke, everytime I tried to chase them off they kept trying to come back like the glass was food or something
 

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So there isn't anything else to be worried about besides glass remains and tank temperature in this case ?
 

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Jewelz....if your house doesnt get that cold...you are much better off getting a heater online. you can get a titanium heater for the price of a shitty glass one in a lfs.
 

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Jewelz....if your house doesnt get that cold...you are much better off getting a heater online. you can get a titanium heater for the price of a shitty glass one in a lfs.
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well, I keep my house temperature pretty warm..

but won't the water temperature still drop without a heater ? I just don't know if I am comfortable waiting several days for it to arrive .. .
 

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And there is nothing else to worry about. I broke a glass heater doing a water change one time and I didnt even get all the glass out of the gravel until I broke the tank totally down....I had no other problems.
 

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OK, the nearest LFS closes in 20 minutes; I think I'll run there real quick and get one . I might still order the titanium one though later

Thanks for all the help, guys
 

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The temp would drop to equal you house temp....these fish can live with temps in the 60's as long as the drop and increase in temp is done slowley. I guess it would be a risk....but one I would probably take if the temp didnt drop too low at night.
If you are worried, I would get the cheapest heater I could find and then order one online....250 watt titanium heater with outside temp adjuster for $19.99 at bigalsonline. good heater and a good deal.
 

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it's so funny you posted this because i started athread about this very thing in this forum recently. you could probably go b ack a day or two and find it if you cared to. if not. that's cool to.
 

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I've broken a glass heater while re-arranging my rocks and a rock hit the heater and shattered it. I spent the extra $ and got an all black, shatter-proof one. forgot the name of it, Strealth...something. Well worth the extra $ IMO
 

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Hey.. I am back

I just got the visi-therm shatter-proof thermal plastic stealth 200 heater, is that the one you were talking about, edcal ?

Grosse Gurke - I didn't catch your last post before I left the house, that heater I bought was like $35..lol.. It sounds like I easily could've waited a few days and saved some money but I guess I kinda panicked
 

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On Wed- I went an got a 200w Stealth Titanium heater as well to avoid any shattering...Been one too many times hearing the fish slam into the heater
 

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You made the right choice, I would not want to risk it either. Just make sure you get EVERY piece of that glass out, you dont want your fish picking through the gravel and swollowing the glass
 

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Weere you doing a water change with the heater on ? In my opinion ebo's are the best heaters but never had the one u r talking about
 

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Weere you doing a water change with the heater on ? In my opinion ebo's are the best heaters but never had the one u r talking about
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not at the time it hapenned but yeah I've done it before..

I think I got all the glass out, luckily it didn't break in really tiny pieces
 
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