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    Unhappy Everything is dead

    Hi,

    This morning when I woke up, I went to feed my fish... But this morning everything is dead :crap: (2 clown and a firefish... At least I think as I was not able to find one of the clown). And yesterday I did a little water change and do all my water test. And all the test were perfect. So I redid the test this morning and thety are still OK.

    But while looking for the fish I found that my water heater is all broken. And all the wire were hanging in the water. I dont know what would have cause that to happen. And I'm not sure if this could be the cause of death for all my fish.

    What do you think,
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    What kind of heater do you have?
    180G - Reef
    29G - Goldfish

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    What temperature is the water at ?
    And if you haven't already, unplug that heater.
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    I dont remember the name... but now it's in the garbage. And the temperature was constant at 78.
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    most definatly it would be save to save an exploded heater probaly electrocuted your tank and/or poisoned them from the wiring. I assume the heater is in the tank and not the sump? did you notice any rocks out of place? maybe one fell and smashed the heater.

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    Was the heater exposed out of the water during your water change?
    It may have super heated out of the water, and then cracked when the water covered it again after the water change.
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    The heater was a visi-therm 50W... And it as always been underwater even during water change. As for the heater being in the tank... he is in the back compartment of my JBJ Nanocube 12G.

    So now should I way to buy new fish or I can put new one right away.

    Thank you for all your input,
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    Do you have anything alive left in the tank. Take it slow, see if you still have pods and stuff left in the tank. Do you still have crabs, snails and shrimp. If not I would start with that.

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    I'm with Vince on this. When you did the water chance it likely cracked.
    Sorry to hear that this happened.
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    In case of poisoning, you might want to run carbon for a few days.

    If it was simple electrocution, and you removed all the remains, you shouldn't face much further die off and the subsequent ammonia / nitrite spikes.

    I'd give it a week, and if the water parmeters are still good, start adding fish, etc. back.
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