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Old 04-29-2005, 03:31 PM   #1
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temp fluxes 2 degrees with lights

Read below for my set up. When I check the temp in the morning it is about at 78-79. When I check it in the afternoon it is around 80-81. My light cycle is from 10:30am -9:30pm. I would like to add some corals. SHould I worry about this. If so, what can I do?
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What kind of lighting do you have?

My temp swings that much every day too and i have a number of corals. I have MH lighting and even with an open top there is still heat build up.

I wouldn't worry about it if I were you.

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If you are worried about it, why not pick up your heater so it runs at the same 80-81 at night when your lights are off. It's at the upper part of the range that most recommend, but you shouldn't have issues. I run mine in the same range for the same reason
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Mine fluctuates the same each day as well. 2 degrees by the evening. I set my heater to 79, and it rises to 81 by the evening. Pretty normal for MH.

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