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Old 06-23-2007, 07:15 PM   #11
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I have fluctuation in my temps. During the morning its like 75.9 - 77.1 and during the afternoon its anywhere between 77.8 - 80.1. I dont know how to solve this issue.
Get a heater and set it at 78-79
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My apologies did not realize that I double-posted in two different forums, but moving forth...

I don't have test results because I am at work. I will have to post those later AND we're very good on water changes. We just did one today. I just don't want to do it too often and take out all that good establishment from the water.

So I'm assuming to lower phosphate we should continue doing water changes? This will rid of the red slime?

Before, I read your replies... I took the glass top off and the temperature dropped down to 76. I've always been told that this is ideal for saltwater, but now I am too understand that 80+ is ideal for coral? If this is so, I'm wondering if I should set my heater a little higher. And I have NEVER done freshwater, so please do not assume that I'm applying freshwater knowledge to saltwater. It's a little insulting. Thank you.

We have a large amount of live rock in the tank. I believe about 30lbs. The tank was established before purchase, but it is stressed from the move, so I am not surprised at the slight ammonia spike, which has been resolved through a couple water changes.

pH and calcium is what we're currently trying to level out. I'd rather keep the magic number stable then take a chance and assume that any other number is just fine.

Problems have all been resolved excluding the red slime. Will update later with current level test results. Thank you everyone for all your helpful and kind advice!
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:07 PM   #13
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Before, I read your replies... I took the glass top off and the temperature dropped down to 76. I've always been told that this is ideal for saltwater, but now I am too understand that 80+ is ideal for coral? If this is so, I'm wondering if I should set my heater a little higher.
As I stated earlier stability is the key. Mine stays at 76-77 but it stays there all the time. IMO It dont matter if it`s 76 or 83 as long as it is stable and does not fluctuate.
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