Aquarium Question: (in Off-topic)


Adios Muchachos November 25 2009 7:10 PM EST

I don't know if any CBer has aquarium experience or not but here goes nothing...

I have a 25 gallon tank with some gold fish in it. I also have a Ebo-Jager LZ 100 heater...

Now what setting would I use on the heater to not kill my fish?

There are 10 settings from 1 to 5(mid) to 10

Wraithlin November 25 2009 7:19 PM EST

Google is smarter about such things than the CB community.

RaptorX November 25 2009 7:24 PM EST

gold fish can live in a tank without a heater. they are messy and need a good filter but do not need anything more than room temperature water. Just make sure all water warms to room temp before adding it to the tank and also beware of the normal chlorine - it needs to be de-chlorinated or have a additive in it to compensate. But I am no guru -- so for other fish especially - seek a trained professional. I just had some gold fish for a few years. A cleaning/sucker fish or critter of some type also helps.

Adios Muchachos November 25 2009 7:29 PM EST

I use only non-chlorinated water, and i was going the no heater route, but during the winter we don't use the heater much because we like it cool, used a thermometer and it was at 50 F when its supposed to be about 70-75 F

RaptorX November 25 2009 7:38 PM EST

see http://www.fishforums.com/forum/general-freshwater/17802-need-help-ebo-jager-heater.html
They have some suggestions for your problem, but no solutions. Guess that manufacturer is a bit hard to find. But they suggest trying the lowest setting and increasing it every few days till the temp is right for your needs.

RaptorX November 25 2009 7:48 PM EST

http://www.jeffsaquaticlife.com/ebo-jager-heater-100-w100.html

They say that heater goes from 65 to 93 degrees so a setting (if it goes to 7) of about 2 to 4 should work, just guessing. They SAY it has a dial that will adjust the temp by one degree. Maybe it is as easy as knowing that 65 is the lowest and go up 5 little clicks to get to 70. ??? But the reference is not entirely clear. Anyway that should get you close enough for starters. Good luck.

Adios Muchachos November 25 2009 8:03 PM EST

i have it set at 4 now, that link there ^ shows the correct heater for that company, this one is an old one that is fully submersible

thanks raptor

VsCountStrum [Black Watch] November 25 2009 9:28 PM EST

I found that with gold fish, that the tank should feel slightly cool to the touch. It is best if you have a thermometer on the tank and then you can set for 68-75. Gold fish do like it cooler than many fish, but you do not want them getting too cold. The touch test should be pretty good.
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