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Old 10-23-2003, 01:57 PM   #11
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I was always under the impression that evaporation is bad. That it helps to concentrate heavy metals and other impurities.

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Very good point. However if your makeup water has minimal impurities then the heavy metals are not being re-added. Your macro and micro algaes will also remove the heavy metals.
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Old 10-23-2003, 03:21 PM   #12
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Ok. I found it. Check this article out: http://www.animalnetwork.com/fish2/a.../1/default.asp
beautiful Article. Much more research than the Marine Fish and reef article
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Crush two tbs minced mint leaves (no stems) with the juice of two limes, two tbs of sugar and a shot of light rum. Marinade eight cleaned jumbo shrimp for two hours in fridge or overnight (overnight is best). Skewer and salt shrimp. Broil or grill over medium high heat until shrimp become opaque (apx. two and a half min per side). Serve with black beans cooked with garlic, green onions, bacon and topped with a slice of lime.
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Old 10-23-2003, 03:48 PM   #13
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I gleemed the water temp suggestion of 70-75f from an article by Richard Harker in Marine Fish and Reef.
Are you referring to the article titled "The Fish Friendly Reef Tank" by Richard Harker in the 2003 Marine and Reef Annual? I'm not quite sure where you get the 70F-75F range, but he does suggest temps that are somewhat lower than what has been commonly recommended in the last decade or thereabouts. Quote from the article:

"In other words, the earlier recommendations regarding reef tank temperatures in the mid to upper 70s came closer to the preferred temperature of more reef fish than the newer recommendation of higher temperatures."

The article basically discusses how, in recent years, the trend of the reef hobby has put the the needs of fish second to that of corals and other invertebrates.

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My tank temp is stable at 79f.
IMO, this is perfect. I run mine between 78F - 80F.
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Old 10-23-2003, 04:05 PM   #14
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I'm not quite sure where you get the 70F-75F range,
I avg out the temps he (richard) gives and came up with that range.

But I am going with your suggestions.
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Old 10-25-2003, 06:32 PM   #15
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A very interesting article. It basically says the obvious that people miss. There is not an optimum reef temperature, it depends on what you have in your tank. No I guess I need to see where all my inhabitants are from.
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