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Old 06-21-2004, 05:20 PM   #1
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What temp is good?

I was wondering at what temp does everybody keep their tanks at? Mine is at about 78 degrees is that too cold or is that ok? I have a fowlr tank. Thanks! Sue
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Old 06-21-2004, 06:26 PM   #2
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I think any temp between 78 and 82 is fine as long as whichever one you choose you keep it steady. (I don't mean temp should fluctuate from 78 to 82)

I'm usually around 80-81.
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I keep mine between 80-82...
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Old 06-21-2004, 09:21 PM   #4
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Mine is at 76.7 right now
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Mine is at 76.7 right now
That's very low.
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why low? everything I have read says 72-78. Oceans dont get to above 80 so why should my tank?
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Old 06-22-2004, 01:36 PM   #7
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steady 80 here

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why low? everything I have read says 72-78. Oceans dont get to above 80 so why should my tank?
i think if you are keeping corals, they like a little warmer water at around 80. If you are not keeping corals then you are probably okay.

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Actually, many parts of the ocean get above 80. You have to remember that when you see temperature readings for the ocean it is usually either off shore or at a certain depth. In the shallows of a reef, it can get up into the mid to high 80's. I know, I have gone diving in water that was this warm.
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I have done alot of diving as well and I dont think I have ever been in water above 76, but yes the shallows where water does not circulate alot can get to above 80
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I lived in the Vigin Islands for awhile and we had water in the upper 80's all the time in the shallower places. Belize got up to about 84 on the top of the reef during the summer too.
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