Lowest running temp on a marine system

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  1. Jason

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    Hi guys.

    I'm in the process of investing getting a temp controller. My heater is set around 20deg as this keeps my tank at around 24 to 26deg. I switch my heater of on the hot summer days but i checked this morning and my temp is at around 22deg. Heater was not plugged in once in the past 2 months.

    Everything is healthy, fish eating like pigs, sps growing fast and keeping there colour.

    I would like to know what is the safest lowest temp running a system at. My cube i had i never used a heater as the ambient temp is always around 23 to 26 winter or summer and that small water volume i never had issues but now with the bigger tank its running cooler.

    I recon my local caught glass shrimps is loving the little cooler water

    Thanks
     
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  3. mitchel

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    I would stress big time if my fank dropped below 20 deg
     
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    18 is the general lowest point.
    But it should not be a maintained 18 either, extending over days.

    It does depends on your critters as well. Where they from. Cold water setups are different. If you can maintain a cold water at 16 max then a tank with cold Cape areas urchins and seastars are wonderful. But you will then need a chiller. With LEDS it should be easier to do than with T5 or MH.

    Anyway, put your heaters back at 22. Just to be safe. Winter is coming.
     
  5. Jason

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    Yeah pluged my heater in now. I totally forgot about the bloody thing.
     
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