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Old 05-15-2008, 05:24 PM   #1
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corals and heater

Hey question.. i dont have a heater in my tank.. i do have one from my old 12 gallon .. 50 watt heater.. do you think it is worth having in my 29 gallon? and if so at what temperature should the tank be with corals and fish?
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Two 50w heaters would suffice. Temperature ranges from 78-82F are acceptable with 80F being optimal and a reasonable failsafe should temperatures increase due to mechanical failure or atmosphere.
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Two 50w heaters would suffice. Temperature ranges from 78-82F are acceptable with 80F being optimal and a reasonable failsafe should temperatures increase due to mechanical failure or atmosphere.
Could not have said it any better
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is 80 ideal? i have my "reef" lol, at 78
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78 is fine. The key is to keep it stable. Mine stays at 78-79 all the time.
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