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Old 02-13-2005, 08:41 PM   #1
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I have a 50gal tank. I read that fish enjoy temps between 72-78 degrees. What should my water temp be. It is at 80 right now. Is that too high?

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80 is fine. There is great debate as to the prefered water temp. The natural average reef temperature in the real world is closer to 80-82 than it is 72-78. The biggest issue is to keep the temp as stable as you can once you select a temperature.

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Also as temps go up disolved oxygen goes down and animal metabolisms go up. I like to keep the tank at 78.
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