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Old 04-03-2014, 09:10 PM   #1
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Temp for saltwater

Hey y'all.. It's getting pretty warm outside I'm in south Louisiana and my tank has reached 81 degrees.. Should I be worried about the summer making my tank to hot..? What is too hot for a reef tank and what temp should I keep my tank temp level at..? If 81 is too hot what can I get to drop it down.. Any info would be helpful
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:48 PM   #2
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I've always kept my tanks right at 80F. 82 would be high, and not below 78, IMO. Depending on your tank size, a tank chiller may end up being necessary. Especially if you're running metal halides.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:57 PM   #4
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If your already hitting 81 your probably going to need a chiller in the summer to keep you in range
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If your already hitting 81 your probably going to need a chiller in the summer to keep you in range
That or if you have air conditioning in your house turn it down. I have a chiller on my tank as it gets over 100 in the summer here and running the AC below 80 gets expensive.
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I wouldnt worry i live north of new orleans and mine goes up to about 81 in the summer and ive never had any probs
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Do you have a sump?
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No just canister and biowheels
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I have 3 quart size bags of RODI that keep in the freezer. I toss one one in the sump and I rotate them once a day.
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