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Old 03-24-2007, 09:58 PM   #11
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That is true....now that it is warming up my house isn't cold like it was and my tank is sitting at 82 pretty much all the time...lights on or lights off and I have 3 fans in my canopy moving air in and out. Those MH put off some heat.
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Ziggy, same thing here! I was running 79-80, now I'm also upto 82. I hit 85-86 in the summer months, and I have a feeling this year is going to be a hot one. Happy reefing
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Do either of you run chillers? Or I guess a better question, IF you had a chiller would you set the thermostat @ 82 as well or keep it around 77-78?
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I like 79-81 best. My tanks runs warmer than I'd like in the summer, but a chiller is just not an option for me. Nuissance algae outbreaks happen more easily at higher temps(84+) IME, but that's really the only issue I've noticed. As long as the temps fairly stable, and not dropping too much at night, it's ok.
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Yea I was JW. I recently got a tank with a chiller and I set it to 79. The heat element keeps it at 79 at night no problem and the chiller does the same during the day. The tank is generally at 78.xx from what I have seen.

But yea I was just seeing if you had the option of a chiller if you would have a different optimal temp then what the tank is currently running with no chiller.

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Old 03-25-2007, 09:37 PM   #16
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I don't want a chiller because of the expense of running it. With my little 12v fans and cutting an hour off the MH lighting I keep my tank at 82 during the summer.
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