Marine reef Tank water temp

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  1. mandrin

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    hi all just a very interesting topic to me, about a marine reef tank water temp
    there are various suggestions everywhere was jus wondering on all of us here wat temp u guys keep your water temp at
    i currrently keep my marine reef tank @ 28 can 29 c
    your guys in put will go along way not only to me but to our beginners :)
    so lets here your suggestions
    thanks in advance guys
     
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  4. WarrenElvis

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    I Like to keep mine between 25 and 26. The worst for anyones system is big fluctuations in temperature. Consistency is very key to marine in my opinion
     
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    water temp affects salinity, toxicity of ammonia and waters ability to hold oxygenr.it is better to try and keep temp at 25deg celcius
     
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    I also keep mine in the Range of 25..try not to go higher than 26..
     
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    22-24...
     
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    the lower the better, high temps are know to increase metabolism in living organisms ie fish and coral which in turn will lift ur n03 levels.... so i would also range 24min-26max
     
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    @Wes your thermometer working or should i find one for you to buy;)
     
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    bit too low... may be ok for locals species,but will be a bummer too maintain in summer
     
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    I have 3 thermo's, average as per mention. ;)
     
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    I keep winter 24.5-25'C and summer 25-26'C
    Low temp get more oxygen in the water. Sometimes coral cant keep 26'c more. Like polyts or ens.
     
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    My heater is set to 27'C, but my thermometer (glass stick on one) reads 24'C. Is my thermometer wrong or do you have to set the heater warmer than target temp?
    Thanks for the thread....I was wondering
     
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    Got 3 Jager's (200W) set at 26C in my 3rd sump chamber.

    Temp is monitored in 4th (return) chamber.

    Stable at 25.5-26 throughout the day and will drop to 24.5 on very cold nights.

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    I prefer to keep the temp between 25 - 26. In winter I set it closest to 26. Reason is that if a power outage occurs during the colder days, I have some leverage before it gets to a critical temp.
     
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    Very good idea.
     
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    Wont the heat from the bottom one cause the others not to switch on ? How accurate do you find those digital thermometers ? Checked mine against an old glass type and the digital ones temperature was 2 degrees higher.
     
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    Is that "out" not reading the room temp of 26?..:blush:
     
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    @brentnorm

    The flow through my sump is very high as I run 8000L/h return so the heated water doesn't get a chance to reach the top 2 heaters.
    @belindamotion

    I thought so too at first but I think the sweatshop assembling these things screwed up. The outside temp is in fact the water temp and the inside is room temp. Quadruple checked this.

    Also I've got a glass temp meter in the sump with the same reading so unless they are both inaccurate to the same degree I find it rather accurate.

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    If you're talking about a Boyu thermometer I can relate. I had one a while back and was out with exactly 2 degrees.
     
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