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BT05
11-16-2005, 06:45 AM
Conflicting information around the web regarding ideal reef aquarium temperature leads me to ask this question. Myself, I like the 76-78 F range and am wondering what everyone has theirs at?

Note that the ranges overlap, choose the one that you are trying to maintain as the lower limit. If the type of lighting you use really affects the temperature, answer with the one maintained by your heater overnight.

For example, if your tank is normally 78 F pick the option: "78 - 80 F".
PLEASE DO NOT CHOOSE OPTION "76 - 78 F" IN THIS CASE.

rusty
11-16-2005, 09:51 AM
80 - 82 for me :biggrin:

StirCrazy
11-16-2005, 12:06 PM
not a option for me, I do the 78 to 79 range.

Steve

Ruth
11-16-2005, 12:25 PM
78-80 works for me.

Johnny Reefer
11-16-2005, 12:39 PM
Me too.

DanG
11-16-2005, 01:15 PM
I keep mine a bit warmer because when we have a fire in the winter it really heats up the room and I don't want any huge temperature swings. With 4 HO T5's I don't have any issues with the lights heating up the water, just the fireplace. It usually stays around 81.

trilinearmipmap
11-16-2005, 01:46 PM
I had a few spots of ich on my Hippo Tang, raising the temp to 81 cleared the problem up. Plus one of the RC people, I think it was Shimek, had an article about coral reef temperatures usually being in the low to mid 80's range.

On the other hand the higher the temperature, the lower the oxygen content of the water, so I can see the point of lower temperatures too.

Invigor
11-16-2005, 01:48 PM
78-80 costs less to heat :D :idea:

toxqc
11-16-2005, 07:42 PM
79 to 81 for me

EmilyB
11-16-2005, 08:12 PM
Mine never go below 80 so I picked 80-82 since it does go up in the summer. I've been tempted to try lower, but just haven't had the desire to fiddle with the six or so heaters on the tanks to get it there. :smile:

muck
11-16-2005, 08:18 PM
I try to keep mine at about 80.

digital-audiophile
11-16-2005, 09:23 PM
Since I started my tank two months ago I have kept it pretty constant between 78-80. I actually found out last week that I had my heater unplugged for a number of days and the temp stayed constant due to the lights and ambient room temp. Maybe as it cools more through the winter I will have to rely on the heater a little more,.

Greg