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post #1 of 10 Old 03-04-2010, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Temperature

Alright, obviously I want my reef tank to thrive as well as possible so I feel the need to ask you folks what temp you guys run your tanks at. I was pointed to a great read IMO and Im now seriously questioning the lower temp I keep my tank at. Heres the article I have been reading, http://www.reefs.org/library/article...mperature.html

So lets hear it, whats your marine tanks temp! Ill start it off. My tank stays between roughly 76.8 - 77.8 without a heater. I thought this was acceptable but greatly questioning that due to this article. I guess for arguments sake it would be best to post your average low and high temp.

Low - 76.8F
High - 77.8F

Also, maybe I should have been more specific with the title. If a mod views the thread and sees something more appropriate feel free to change it, if I could do it again it would at least be 'Reef temperature'

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1 Blood Red Fire Shrimp
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-04-2010, 01:55 PM
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Hi, mine go's between-
Using a heater
low-77.0F
high-78.0F
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post #3 of 10 Old 03-06-2010, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Come on now, I know theres more of us! What temps you folks running your reefs at?

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[29G Reef]
2 False Percula Clownfish
1 Banggai Cardinalfish
1 Pink-Spotted Watchman Goby
1 Blood Red Fire Shrimp
1 Emerald Crab
10 Astrea Snails
10 Nassarius Snails

Flower Leather
Neon Green Capnella
Green Star Polyps
3 Mushrooms - Red/Blue/Green Stripe
4 Florida Ricordia
Candy Apple Zoanthids
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post #4 of 10 Old 03-07-2010, 06:52 AM
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78, 79 degrees. It gets warmer in the summer. Maybe up to 82...
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post #5 of 10 Old 03-07-2010, 06:59 AM
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Mine runs between 74 and 76. Right where I want it.
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post #6 of 10 Old 03-13-2010, 11:33 PM
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I have mine at 78 year round. Just stared about July of 09
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post #7 of 10 Old 03-14-2010, 03:44 PM
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how does lower and higher tempurature's affect the reef as a whole? do things grow better at higher tempuratures?
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post #8 of 10 Old 03-22-2010, 08:41 AM
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Mine is kept between 76.8 and 77.8.

Soft Coral Reef:
2 ORA false percs (1 black, 1 misbar), 1 yellow watchman, 2 blue green chromis, 1 banggai cardinal, a yellow tang, 1 skunk cleaner shrimp, 1 emerald crab, 10 scarlet hermits, 10 blue hermits, 3 turbo snails, 4 astrea snails, green star polyps, xenia, green zoa colony, assorted mushrooms, purple tonga mushrooms, long polyp leather, finger leather, assorted softies.

Freshwater discus/angelfish:
Discus, angels, 1 clown pleco, plants and driftwood.
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-29-2010, 09:59 PM
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I keep a reef and it's almost 2years old. I keep everything at 80-81.5F and have had no issues with coral growth or them closing up. It's when the temp drops I begin to see them close up. Perhaps they are used to the temp i keep it at, but...

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post #10 of 10 Old 03-29-2010, 10:52 PM
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i run mine a little high between 80 and 83
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