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Old 05-26-2011, 10:54 AM   #1
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Heating issues

My temp fluctuates between 76-80, and I can't seem to keep it stable... Is that terrible for my fish? How can I steady it???
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I personally don't think you'll have an issue
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In the wild they face much stronger changes in temperature.76-80 Doesn't sound like a problem.
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is this a reef, or a fish only? i don't think they face temp changes like that in the wild. why do we float bags of new fish then? why not just toss em in?
what i would do to correct this fluctuation is to turn your heater up to 80.
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In the wild they face much stronger changes in temperature.76-80 Doesn't sound like a problem.

i disagree with that. the ocean is such a vast body of water, to fluctuate that much in a day is a mass melting of the ice caps, watch the movie "The day after tomorrow" temp changes liek that would cause a global climate shift

dominator what size system are you running and what wattage of heater? i think its sometimes better to have a slighly undersized heater because when a heater is on its fully on so it totally heats up untill the water is a set temp and doesn't go back on untill it gets to a set temp. my water fluctuates maybe .5 degrees so its pretty stable and my heater is a 100watt glass aqueon that i got with my tank kit
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A temp change of more then 3 will stress out your fish.
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My system is about 280 gallons and I have a 300 watt heater, I just recently added another heater in so my original wouldn't struggle as much....seems to be doing better, maybe 1 degree change between night and daytime
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You're gonna need way more heaters than that, a single 300w heater can typically only heat up to 80G tanks. That explains the temp swings
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Sounds good, so what do you suggest then for heaters???
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A few more 300w heaters
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