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Old 07-24-2012, 11:01 PM   #1
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Water Temp. Too High?

My tank's been running for a couple weeks now and the water temp is consistently in the 80-82F range. I still have a few weeks to go before I add any fish, but just so I know, is the temperature too high?

It's a 55 gal tank and I'm running an Eheim 1260 return pump, Koralia 550 circ pump, and Coralife 65 skimmer. Heaters aren't plugged in. For lights, I have two 48" flourescent tubes running on a timer from 8am-8pm.

If I need to bring the temp down, not sure what I can do aside from cutting back on the lights. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:07 AM   #2
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No, 80 is not too high to the point of doing harm. You'll want the temp ideally to be around 76-78, however hitting 80 will be of no concern. My chiller kicks on at anything above 79, but I aim to maintain water at about 79 (I like it a bit warmer than others). My tank is absolutely flourishing, with respect to both fish and coral.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:20 AM   #3
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A simple 4" computer fan blowing across the waters surface is capable of cooling the tank a good 3-5 degrees.

Cheap and effective. But to answer your original question 80-82 is not 'too hot' however it is approaching borderline, so a hot day for instance might push the temp a little too high perhaps.
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Thanks for the responses. I'll look into adding a fan just in case.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:43 AM   #5
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A simple 4" computer fan blowing across the waters surface is capable of cooling the tank a good 3-5 degrees.

Cheap and effective. But to answer your original question 80-82 is not 'too hot' however it is approaching borderline, so a hot day for instance might push the temp a little too high perhaps.
This worked for my 75 gallon but I used a small $10 wal-mart fan in my sump. Cools my tank by about 3 degrees.
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Good to know. Does evap increase noticeably when you have the fan running?
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Good to know. Does evap increase noticeably when you have the fan running?
Its pretty noticeable I'd recommend a ato if you can.

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A simple 4" computer fan blowing across the waters surface is capable of cooling the tank a good 3-5 degrees.

Cheap and effective. But to answer your original question 80-82 is not 'too hot' however it is approaching borderline, so a hot day for instance might push the temp a little too high perhaps.
I need a new thermometer I still have one of those stick on the outside types and I've seen temp reach 86 and everything is fine , its only gone that high once or twice , but my corals and fish seemed to enjoy it , now that it is back in the 80 -82 range my mushrooms only open up half as much
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I need a new thermometer I still have one of those stick on the outside types and I've seen temp reach 86 and everything is fine , its only gone that high once or twice , but my corals and fish seemed to enjoy it , now that it is back in the 80 -82 range my mushrooms only open up half as much
Chances are your not getting an accurate reading of what your temp actually is.
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My old stick on thermometer is whacked. When my tank was running at 79.5 (measured with a high quality float thermometer) the sticky read 85+. I lowered the tank to 78 and the sticky reads 79 now.
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