Whats the best temp for SPS & LPS?

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by Mekaeel, 1 Aug 2007.

  1. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    howzit guys.what do you guys set your chillers at?mines sits at 26 but goes to r6.6 and drops again
     
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    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    my chiller does not have a temp setting:

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    There is no "best" temp for sps and lps. It all depends what you are after.....

    Some time ago, somewhere, I did post some links and quotes from scientific articles showing how sps corals grew faster in higher temp waters. If you are after superfast growth, push the temp up to 29 to 30 degrees. Under NO circumstances should this be done by inexperienced aquarists though. This is literally hanging over the side of a bleaching cliff, and whether its worth the risk is debatable....

    26 Is a safe medium either way, although I prefer to run my system a bit higher, and compensate with small water changes on a regular basis with cooler water.

    Personally i believe chillers and their feed pumps should be configured to only run at certain times, something like a tidal cycle, bringing cooler water into the reef. Just like in nature. Tricky to set up, costly to say the least.... Ties in with my tidal exposure theories....
    So when the lotto starting again??
     
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    I run my system at 27deg.
     
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    very interesting ivan!i guess thats another factor that explains your growth rate.wow you really did your homework dude
     
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    Just be carefull dipping your temp during a water change your corals may enjoy it, but your fish wont. A large dip in temp will stress the fish and could bring on a case of white spot.
     
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    This is a tank running at 22 C and the lighting is T8 Phillips.

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    awesome chiller, where did you get that from NASA's wind tunnel ?? :p :p
     
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    I don't have corals yet to speak of. But for the first time in my aquarium keeping history am I managing to keep my temp stable at exactly 27 degrees. No dips nothing. I plan on keeping SPS.

    Will have to wait and see what happens during the summer.
     
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    Are you using a chiller?
     
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    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Busy with a DIY chiller.
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    afsal.did you get yourself a chiller?
     
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    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    true Allan, I sometimes forget there are people keeping fish with their corals.......
     
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    rod , post these under t5 & t8 thread. for t8 , your tank looks great. it that an elegance coral at teh top. sorry for thread hijack
     
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    no , cant afford it right now. dunno if ill eva get one. we see what happens !!
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    but im surprised.you temp is quite stable without it.
     
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    Dude, I like doing it DIY, why don't you show us how you're doing it, that way I can steal some ideas, hehe.

    Start a threat under the DIY, I wanna know how you're doing it.
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    that will be interesting.show us the the plans Gali
     
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    Just Google Peltier chiller. I already purchased a Peltier.
     
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    Reaper, I will post a thread as soon I know it works. No use in posting a DIY thread if the result doesn't really work. Don't worry, I will mention mistakes as well.
     
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    Cool, just take pics as you go and keep track of how you did everything, if it works, then do the threat, if not, do a floppy threat, hehe
     
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