Temperature

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by Franske, 11 Oct 2008.

  1. Franske

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    Guys this might be a dumb question but what temp do most of you recomend for a reef tank
     
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  3. Warr7207

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    Anywhere between 20 and 27 degrees, depending on what you keeping. Basically the big thing is keep it stable.
     
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    Franske

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    yes but what is the temp that most corals and fish thrive in
     
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    Not really easy to put your finger on, depends on the coral and fish.

    Tropical, deepwater, coldwater, etc.
     
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    It seems most reefers maintain 26 degrees C.Am I right here guys?
     
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    I run at 27-29 degrees, between winter and summer
     
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    26 - 28c hotter than that you risk the corals going sexual (usually around 29 -30c) which can overload your water perams, or over 30 tends to harm your corals, it also depletes the oxygen in the water.
     
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    Cool so there is a chance my corals start spawning

    :willy_nilly::willy_nilly::willy_nilly:
     
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    On my SPS dominated system i run my temp 26-27 degrees.
     
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    Not good;)
     
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    Yeah, but imagine if I got babies corals popping up all over the tank :)

    And from sexual reproduction not asexual cutting and slashing
     
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    But imagine your water quality with hundreds of thousands of coral eggs/sperm in your tank?
     
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    Cool fish food :)

    PS: I have been running these temps and even higher - (35 degrees for a 6 week period) with no spawning for 11 months now.

    The only problems at the higher end temps is the coralline and algae go totally wild.
     
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    26 deg C
     
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    25-26 but keep it stable
     
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    I like to keep my temp at around 25 purely for the reason that there is more oxygen in the water at slightly lower temps.
     
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    Jip - that's what I do too! ;-)
     
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    26 degrees centigrade,stability the key...winter summer fluctuation can be as much as 4 degrees each way if insuffecient heating or cooling.
     

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