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Old 07-05-2005, 11:14 PM   #1
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My tank has been up and running with rock and sand for 2 weeks now. I can't get the water temp down below 79. The heater is unplugged and the light isn'n doing it. i have an eheim pro2 filter seaclone protein skimmer and 1 powerhead the temp in my house is 70-72. HELP
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:26 PM   #2
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Have you checked the temp with another thermometer? Is the tank in direct sunlight during the day? Does your ProII have a built in heater?
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:32 PM   #3
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79 is right where a lot people keep their tanks. Mine is 82-84. Is there some reason why you want it cooler than 79?
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Man I wish i could keep my tank that LOW Mine is upwards of 85 for 15 hours a day.
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:17 AM   #5
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I just bought a heater because mine was at 72-73.

What is the minimum temp or should i just focus on keeping a nice stable temperature.
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:43 AM   #6
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what kind of fish do you keep.. 79'F is perfect for cichlids..
it's when it gets above 87'F you need to worry..
and below 71'F
for us aussies thats 22'C lowest 31'C highest and 79'F is around 26'C
(thanks for the calculator AA)
as long as the temp isn't fluctuating drastically, it'll be fine.
IMO the higher the temp, the better chance of fighting disease.
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i just didnt get why it is 9 degree's over room temp I was hoping to keep it around 75 after looking at the optimal temps for some of the fish i'd like to get (79 is in that range though) it is out of the sun and i havn't been keeping the light on for more than 4 hours
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Old 07-06-2005, 09:00 AM   #8
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Some of the heat could be coming from your mechanics in the tank. PH's, protien skimmer, etc.
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Like Fluff said, the things inside your tank can be raising the temperature. I have 4 powerheads, a pump for the protein skimmer and a HOB filter in my tank. They keep the temp pretty high.
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My pumps and lights (PC) keep the water at around 86 as a running temperature. I put a chiller inline to keep my temps a steady 81.
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