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Old 11-10-2003, 08:11 PM   #1
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Is 82 degrees to hot for my reef tank? No matter how hard i try i can't get it to stay down under 80
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Old 11-10-2003, 08:13 PM   #2
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80 is perfect 82 is about as high as you should go. I run mine at 81 its been this way for 5 yeasr with no problems. The key is consistency!
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I run mine between 80-82. So your ok if you can keep within that range. The natural reef temp average is acutally close to 84F i belive.
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Old 11-10-2003, 08:39 PM   #4
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My tank is usually in the 80-82 degree range. Every once and a while it creeps up to 83 degrees. What's your setup and what have you done to cool it? Maybe you'll get some more suggestions with some more details.
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Old 11-10-2003, 08:50 PM   #5
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Fan Blowing over the sump helps alot.. But mine usually stays between 80-82 yr round without any fans... I have another Tank that stays about 76 without a heater or anything just lights crabs and mantis shrimp..

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I don't have a sump. That is next. I have a 65 gallon tank with a canister filter and 70 pounds live rock and dsb and two powerheads, skimmer, custom sealife 96 watt X 2 powercompacts and a 96 watt smartlight powercompact. Glass lid on top of the tank. Maybe i should take tht off. I definatley will when i get my canopy built. Also i have a question. If i build a canopy should i leave the power compacts in the custom sea life housing and just use the legs it comes with or should i take them out? I would say leave it in the housing but other people have told me to take them out.
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Old 11-10-2003, 08:58 PM   #7
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If you dont have anything prone to jump out I'd say take off the glass top now.. I have never had a top on my aquarium.. Not having one helps with Gas Exchange as well as helps cool the tank..


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I agree with James. Ditch the lid if you can. If you have a lot of surface movement at the rear of the tank where the filter return is, you might want to leave a section of the top over that to keep the salt creep off your lights.
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sounds good. Any coment on the light thing
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