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Old 08-15-2005, 06:05 PM   #1
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What temperature do you try to maintain?

I have been keeping my temp at 80-82 and and thinking of over the next week or so dropping it 2-4 degrees. Anyone see a problem with this? My tank is keeping the room it is in warmer than I like. I guess do to the size of the tank and fans blowing on the water constantly. That is the reason I am considering doing it. My home stays around 73-74 and the room the tank is in stays around 77.
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I keep my tank 80-83. My tank to room sizes aren't to the ratio where the tank temp affects the room temp. More like the other way around. When my house gets up over 74 the chiller works overtime to keep the tank temps stable.
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:28 PM   #3
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80.5-83.0. MH lights push it to almost 83 during summer afternoons.
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I try to keep mine at 80 but during the summer some days it goes as high as 84.
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:44 PM   #5
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I keep mine at 79-80 with 2 fans on the hood, and one blowing over the sump due to the MH.

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Old 08-15-2005, 06:59 PM   #6
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79 on all of my SW tanks.

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Old 08-15-2005, 07:53 PM   #7
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79 is my number but during the summer the reef hits 83 and the fowlr 82 not by choice.
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:27 PM   #8
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My home stays around 73-74 and the room the tank is in stays around 77.
Your tank is most likely heating up the room. I try to keep mine at 80, but in the summer is can rise to about 83. Dropping your a degree or two would not be a bad idea.
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If you're running MH lighting I'd imagine that's quite a contributor to the room temp. Tank temp be darned!
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I am running MH and I can tell a difference when they are on, but even at night there is a very noticable difference.
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