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Old 07-24-2013, 04:04 AM   #171
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coral_reef

Closer to 80 is where most natural reefs sit at. Google it and see for yourself. Although temperatures range from lower to higher, the most optimal is 79-81. Food for thought.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:29 AM   #172
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I used to have problems keeping temp with a t5 set up in summer but since switching to LEDs I haven't had that problem. I live in Australia and we do have hot summers but with air con in my living room I have a pretty stable room temperature. Can see how that would be a problem without air con and I would consider dropping tank temp or running a chiller if I didn't have it
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:43 PM   #173
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I enjoyed the read thank you. But still don't see where it says 80-82 is good for a reef tank.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:37 PM   #174
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:42 PM   #175
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A good discussion, and y'all certainly have me scared and confused! I got my temp to come down some....now consistently at 80, that's with the heater on the lowest setting. I keep my house very cool 68-70 degrees, so I don't think it is contributing to the warm water.

Anyone else have any advice or references as to optimal temp? Maybe it depends on specific types of fish, inverts, corals? There's got to be a happy medium!
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:00 PM   #176
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I'm still waiting on someone to tell me what reef fishes that's recommended for 80-82 temp.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:14 PM   #177
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I keep my reef tanks at about 78. That is the middle of road between 76 and 80 which is what they are supposed to be at. This is what every lfs has told me, my reef club and everything I have read. All my coral and fish respond well to this temperature, never had an issue. My biocube used to run at about 80 due to the closed lid, I have since gone topless with it and it has dropped down to a stable 78. The 80 degrees did not affect my fish or coral in any negative way either, I just like 78, lol, I think it's reasonable easily kept.
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Not dismissing y'all, just changing the subject.

The yellow watchman goby has been missing all day. He appeared to be happy last night. After lights out he tucked himself in under a rock. Halfway buried in the sand. Never saw him this morning. Boys say they didn't see him today. He's not out and about this evening. I've got so much rock, he could be anywhere. What is their typical behavior? If he is still alive will he come back out?
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He may have just found a new spot. He should still be good.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:33 PM   #180
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I was going to feed the for the first time tonight (my instructions from the fish store said to wait a day). I bought these frozen cubes the store recommended. Been thawing 1/2 cube for the 2 little guys. Do you think the goby will come out and find the food?
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