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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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Guys this might be a dumb question but what temp do most of you recomend for a reef tank
Anywhere between 20 and 27 degrees, depending on what you keeping. Basically the big thing is keep it stable.
 

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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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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.
Cool so there is a chance my corals start spawning

:willy_nilly::willy_nilly::willy_nilly:
 

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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
But imagine your water quality with hundreds of thousands of coral eggs/sperm in your tank?
 
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But imagine your water quality with hundreds of thousands of coral eggs/sperm in your tank?
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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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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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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