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Joe
05-22-2016, 08:40 PM
I'm curious what the average tank temp is among SCMAS members. I don't know how to make a poll. A poll that asks what tank temp you keep would be interesting. Is that something that can be done?


http://www.thescmas.com/forums/showthread.php?19937-Tank-Temp-Poll

Nibrown9
05-22-2016, 09:06 PM
I keep mine from 75-77 year round. Iv found lower temps gives me better colors. Just my opinion plus gives you more room in case of a failure and over temp

static reef
05-22-2016, 09:20 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160523/01296308c3b3f10aa9bcd54c262bf7db.jpg

Ignore the dip. My temp probe isn't in water during water changes which helps me check to make sure they are working.

Bpfish
05-22-2016, 09:25 PM
77ish

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Joe
05-22-2016, 09:27 PM
My Average is pretty close to you're a JJ, 77.64. I'm wondering how much a difference in money a drop of a degree or a half degree is throughout a year.

Nibrown9, that's an interesting observation.

Anybody else?

charleshardy5
05-22-2016, 09:43 PM
We stay right about 76.5 in an effort ti help the jawfish feel a bit more at home. Havent noticed any adverse effects from doing it.

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Sharkboy99999
05-22-2016, 10:57 PM
80-83 lol


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scrumpto
05-23-2016, 12:45 AM
79-81. I've run tanks as low as 78 and as high as 84 and never noticed a difference. I had numerous discussions with Ron Shimek about temperature (and other topics) back in the late 90's and he's of the mindset that 82-84 is better based on real-world reef temperatures (if I remember correctly). Here's an article by Ron on the subject:
http://www.ronshimek.com/salinity_temperature.html

Personally I think most reefers keep their tanks too cold.

719bloodhound
05-23-2016, 08:19 AM
77 degrees

Kirblit
05-23-2016, 09:14 AM
78 for me, but the most important thing is consistency. Corals tolerate colder water much better than warmer. They will die very fast I'f water gets above 85, but can tolerate 60's for prolonged periods and recover.

The biggest advantage of high 70's Vs low 80's is pH and dissolved O2. More Oxygen can dissolve in cooler water than warm water and this is better for pH and your fish will appreciate it too.

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Sharkboy99999
05-23-2016, 10:21 AM
78 for me, but the most important thing is consistency. Corals tolerate colder water much better than warmer. They will die very fast I'f water gets above 85, but can tolerate 60's for prolonged periods and recover.

The biggest advantage of high 70's Vs low 80's is pH and dissolved O2. More Oxygen can dissolve in cooler water than warm water and this is better for pH and your fish will appreciate it too.

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I disagree. My tank gets up to 86 sometimes and I've seen no difference from the fish or the corals. Corals need to adapt to the raising temps in the ocean so why not in are own tanks.


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Kirblit
05-23-2016, 10:43 AM
I disagree. My tank gets up to 86 sometimes and I've seen no difference from the fish or the corals. Corals need to adapt to the raising temps in the ocean so why not in are own tanks.


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Wow, guess your the lucky one there. 86 is on the extreme upper limit IMO. Most tanks wouldn't tolerate that very well. Your corals are prob more acclimated to higher temps then because your tank is kept at higher ranges. Like I said stability is the most important thing.

I don't think comparing the ocean is a very valid comparison. You are talking very small temp increases there in reality. Depends on locale and like your tank the places that typically have higher temps have always been higher, I will leave it at that as I don't want this to turn into "that" discussion. Salinity is another good example of this as some places like the Red Sea can be in excess of 1.029 but our tanks would not tolerate that very well.

Just out of curiosity what is your pH usually at? What salinity do you run as well? Every tank is different, and it it ain't broke don't fix it IMO! I have usually found lower pH readings with elevated temps because the oxygen saturation level is lower at increased temperatures.

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Joe
05-23-2016, 11:09 AM
I asked Jason Fox and he said he keeps his at 77.

marcslove
05-23-2016, 11:22 AM
Mine fluctuates between 77.5 and 78.5

Joe
05-23-2016, 11:56 AM
Aqua SD said 77 degrees on our sps and lps, 73 degrees on our west aussie and acan tank.

Coral Xpressions
05-23-2016, 12:11 PM
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fisher
05-23-2016, 12:55 PM
I keep mine at 78-79.

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