Overheating heater (mollies)

Discussion in 'Heaters' started by amy97, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. amy97New MemberMember

    Hello! I recently purchased 2 mollies and a heater. Unfortunately, the Heater isn't doing so well. Currently the temperature is around 87° according to one thermometer and 90° according to a less accurate one. Im aware mollies prefer 75-85°F temps. I just ordered a new Heater. My question is: would it be better to remove the bad Heater until the new one arrives in 3 days or should I keep it in there? Will my fish be okay?

    thanks in advance! I hope you all have a great day :)
  2. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I'd remove the heater. At this point, it's unlikely your tank will get too cold for the mollies (unless your AC is on 60 or something like that!), and your tank is too warm now.
  3. amy97New MemberMember

    Okay thank you!
  4. amy97New MemberMember

    I just took the Heater out. My room temp is about 69° thanks for the help
  5. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I'm guessing this isn't a heater you can adjust the temp to?

    Can you turn the AC down in your room a bit? That will help reduce the amount of heat lost from your tank until you can get a new heater.

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