I just added about 50 lbs of live rock to my 100 lbs base rock in my 72 gal
tank. I don't have any fish yet, but in prep for the LR
, I've been running the PH
's, and even kept the lights on (regular fluorescent, it'll be a FOWLR
). The books I have said that 75 deg. is the a good temp, so I've kept the temp at 75, and it's been very stable. Until I added the live rock. Now the temp is at 80, and the heater hasn't been on at all.
Also, the 10 gal QT
is running right beside it, and it's temp is stable at 75. My apartment surely isn't at 80.
Would the LR
be adding this heat? It does have a lot of life on it -got from LR
.com, but I can't imagine it would raise the temp like that. But that was the only change to the tank. In fact, it's still at 80 even after the lights were off all night and my apartment is cooler.