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Old 07-08-2006, 07:46 PM   #1
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Its me again. I am tired of the fish guy. I tested my water myself and I am ready to go. However, is my water temp too high. I am at 88 degrees. Yay or nay. Thanks again for all the advice.
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Yes I would say your too high. I would check into running a fan over the top of your tank and see if that cools it down. I know of several who keep it around 81 or 82 if you can get it there. I keep mine at 76
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Yes I would say your too high. I would check into running a fan over the top of your tank and see if that cools it down. I know of several who keep it around 81 or 82 if you can get it there. I keep mine at 76
I have a friend with a simular tank to mine. He has more live rock though. His tank is 88 to 92 depending on if his lights are on. His fish are doing fine. I really do not want to buy a chiller. I allready have a LOT of money invested. But, I will do what I need too. I was tol 78 to 82. Does this sound correct??????
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Yes that sounds much better
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I have a 50 gallon that climbed from 80 to 86 in one day after i put my new lights on. I thgought I would need a chiller for sure, until i bought a littl 8 or 10 inch fan. I blow it accross the tank between the lights and the water. It is keeping my tank at 80-81 deg no problem. I have the fan on the same timer as the lights, so they come on together.
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High temps will harm coral and fish over time. Lowers oxygen in the water.. 92 thats insane.. I would have them get a new thermometer.
Theres a lot of thoughs on temp.. were have a discussion about this now on my reef club site, some say 78 is the best temp others say higher is better 81-82. Big swings we agree are not good.
there is a ton on info on this on the net, do some reading..
I like to keep mine at 79 and get nervious when it hits 84 on hot days. A fan will work well for you to lower the temp.
78-82 is a good range.
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High temps will harm coral and fish over time. Lowers oxygen in the water.. 92 thats insane.. I would have them get a new thermometer.
Theres a lot of thoughs on temp.. were have a discussion about this now on my reef club site, some say 78 is the best temp others say higher is better 81-82. Big swings we agree are not good.
there is a ton on info on this on the net, do some reading..
I like to keep mine at 79 and get nervious when it hits 84 on hot days. A fan will work well for you to lower the temp.
78-82 is a good range.
how do I run a fan when my water is not exposed? The top of my tank is completley covered with my glass. I am fearing the only way is a chiller.
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REMOVE THE GLASS.. Temp will go down 10 degrees prolly

If concerned about fish jumping out use eggcrate. Thatsw the problem.. glass tops.. I had the same issue.
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agreed. last summer i had a glass top with temps of 90 deg. now that I have the new light I removed the top. that top traps heat.
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The glass is why it is high.
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