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  1. General Reef Discussion
    my 220 gal hovers from 79 to 80 once in a while hit 81...for informational purposes..what are the danger zones temps...88? on the top and what for the bottom..id just like to know
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi i am freaking out and going to er. i rubber leather corql and im freaking help
  3. General Reef Discussion
    All my coral consists of LPS, Acans, Zoas, Palys, Chalices. most everything I have is listed on LiveAquaria as a coral to be kept at 72 to 78 degrees. My fish are: clown tang, yellow tang, foxface, CB Butterfly, two clown damsels, cleaner wrasse, six chromis My wife and I are getting beaten up...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    What's the tank temp range to keep a Clown tang and a Yellow tang happy and ICH-free? As I head into the Winters months, I keep my house around 68 degrees. Every degree above the ambient house temp is going to make my electric bill go up. So i need to know what's a good temp range. .
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 14g biocube and I am having a hard time keeping my temp down in my tank. It is staying right between 80-82 It is summer time so it is a bit warmer in the house but i am keeping the AC on and trying to keep the room cool as possible. Anyone have any suggestions? I even have the tank...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I was gone out of town for the weekend and no one was staying in my house so my dad did not keep the air conditioning on and when I arrived home tonight the temp of my tank was 85 and a clown fish had jumped out also I'm guessing because of the temp all of the corals seem to be fine and the fish...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 150 Gal live rock and coral tank. Thanks to a friend going out of the Fish Store business a few months back, about the same time I set the tank up, I acquired several fish and corals in one day. The fish have done pretty well and the corals have also. But I plan to increase the corals...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I'm curious what the relationship is between algae growth and water temperature? When I had a power outage a few weeks back it seemed like my tank was overcome with algae, so to recover I did a large water change and scrubbed all of my rocks clean. Now I was just looking at my tank a week and a...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    So for the past 6 months or so I've been running my apex controller with some basic probes ph and temp. I decided to add on the salinity probe as well which also uses its own temp probe. When I added this I noticed that the two temp readings were way off. I never checked the reading on my apex...
  10. Nano Reefs
    I have been having a hard time to get my Temp down. Its been staying at the high mark of 80 degrees. I have my adjustable heater set way down to 74 degrees. I was thinking my powerhead was generating extra heat in the tank, But it doesnt feel hot. Plus the water feels cool to the touch, like...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    and what are your reasons for target salinity and temp... I hear it is not a cookie cutter approach but one can find a sweet spot ? Thanks in advance!
  12. Large Systems
    I have a 240g 8x2x2 acrylic community reef tank. I have a glass 75g sump/refruge. I'm running 2 Mag18 pumps. There are 2 2" drains and each pump is in sump and pushing 2 1" returns each. There are 2 400w heaters in the drain area set to 78 degrees. For lights I'm running 1 48" x 8" Saltwater...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 180g 6ft tank and bot the returns are on 1 side. I noticed my fish would only ever stay on 1 side of the tank so I checked the water temp. It's about 3-5 degrees different on the other side of the tank. What's the best way of getting the tank all 1 temp? I have my power heads setup in a...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I was doing some reading and have seen many different answers regarding what the water temp should be in a QT tank and even a DT. My LFS said that the higher the temp the more likely you wont have any problems with Ich etc. (which I am currently battling through hypo/quarantine) They told me...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    hi sorry to revive this thread but i just checked my mag and calc and they are abit high i think. calc 475 mag 1370 are these levels ok? just would like to make sure. also i have a temp issue in the morning the temp is 76.7 and by the afternoon its 77.4, evening then 77.5 to 78 at night just...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I'm in the process of either adding or purchasing a more efficient heater. My current 100 watt glass tube heater placed in the 40 gallon sump is only getting the temp up to 73 degrees in my 55 gallon display tank I see different types and was wondering what is working well. My sump is...
  17. Controllers and probes
    I need something to control a little 100w submersible heater and a clip on fan that I bought at wal mart. I have them both running right now and am evaping tons of water (close to 2 gallons a day on a 20 gallon tank). I know with marine stuff you pretty much get what you pay for but I am...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    so out of power like most in the NE and wondering how long corals are tolerant of temps between 70-74 been heating some tank water on stove top every couple hours but will be away all day. any thoughts v
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering what temps you guys keep you tanks at, mine is at 76, 77f is that good for lps,sps?
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Ok is 84 f to high for a reef tank because my heater over heated because it was out of the water and I didn't notice it so I turned it off so what's next
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