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Old 02-16-2004, 02:02 PM   #11
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Keep in mind that there are many species of Xenia from different locations and parameters, mine also do fine in higher temperatures.

Temps: 82-83°, 78-80°
SG: 1.023-1.026
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are these temperatures the same as temperatures for just a FO tank or FOWLR tank???

should the temp be around 80 for all marine tanks?
I believe you need to evaluate your livestock and where they came from and research the local conditions there.

I don't believe there is one right answer and therefore no concensus will ever happen.

In the 70's (when I started in the hobby) we found that animals died slower and grew slower at lower temperatures like 78F. Through research and experimentation I've had best success at 82 - 84F and full seawater Salinity (35ppt).

In addition I believe that overstocked tanks will fare better at the lower temps but it's far better to lightly stock your tank.
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I keep my reefs and my fo tanks at the 82 degree area
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Old 02-16-2004, 07:03 PM   #14
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I keep my Reef tank between 80-82 at 35ppt... My Xenia grows like a weed... It is back again and to the point where I cannot get rid of it fast enough.. Lucky for me I have it in its own little area.. I have not had any problems even when i was running my tank between 82-84..

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