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View Poll Results: What is the Ideal Temperature for Your Tank?
More than 81 3 1.21%
81 13 5.26%
80 45 18.22%
79 72 29.15%
78 88 35.63%
77 14 5.67%
76 7 2.83%
Less than 76 5 2.02%
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:52 PM   #41
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I agree with you.. As I stated in my previous posts... It was well debated, studied and slowly implemented.. many years later.. I still have no issues. I found that sweet spot.. It worked, and 7 years later, it still works for me.., lucky me! I never recommended, nor will I recommend that anyone elevate temps to save a buck or for whatever other reason. Each of us have different variables influencing our systems.. so what works for me might be a total disaster for the next person, and vice versa. Believe me, with the amount of money I have invested in my system..., I wouldn't make blind decisions.

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Old 08-15-2009, 1:02 PM   #42
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Hopefully this works... the pics I couldn't post last night.
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Old 08-15-2009, 5:18 PM   #43
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So far this summer mine stays 80 all day and about 78 at night

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Old 02-20-2011, 4:38 PM   #44
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78 degrees 24/7/365.

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Old 02-20-2011, 7:33 PM   #45
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77.5 to 78 hasn't fallen outside this range since I have had the system up ...

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Old 02-20-2011, 8:34 PM   #46
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I try to keep mine between 78-80,not always successful. the coralswilllet you know when things are getting too hot!

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Old 02-20-2011, 10:02 PM   #47
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I keep mine at around 80-81 in the summer and may go to 82-84. Some say that is ill advised pushing the upper limits but I say taking the temp down to 76- 74 is ill advised to the lower limit in the winter.

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Old 02-21-2011, 6:57 AM   #48
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mine is running at 72-74 right now, and 80-82 in the summer and everything is doing great.

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Old 02-21-2011, 7:41 AM   #49
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I love it when an old thread is resurrected... especially one of mine!

I got rid of my MH and installed LEDs last June. Now I am using the Apex Seasonal Table to control temperature. My temps range from a low of 75.0 on February 3rd to a high of 80.5 on August 2nd.

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:26 AM   #50
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Keep mine at 77, 78

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Old 02-21-2011, 11:32 AM   #51
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mine hangs steady around 80

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Old 02-21-2011, 9:37 PM   #52
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Try and keep mine as close to 80 as possible. The system tends to be at 80 +/- 1 though through the day.

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Old 08-25-2011, 8:15 AM   #53
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to stick with the OP question.. my IDEAL t3mp is 77. I generally RUN at about 79-80... But I like 77 more It MAY BE JUST ME, but I feel like I get better color, and less algae at a little cooler temp

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Old 08-25-2011, 8:17 AM   #54
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Mine swings from 78-84

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Old 08-25-2011, 9:09 AM   #55
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Mine has been around 80-81

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Old 08-25-2011, 11:19 AM   #56
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Mine is 79.5 for the most part...fan kicks on anything above that

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Old 08-25-2011, 2:48 PM   #57
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Old 08-25-2011, 3:21 PM   #58
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I run 79.8-80.5 in the summer. My 1/3 Hp chiller just isnt big enough... but I cant afford a bigger one right now.

Ideal... I feel like 78 is a good comfortable temp, but thats really just me throwing a number out there.
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Old 08-25-2011, 7:15 PM   #59
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mine runs 79-80 pretty consistantly, I read somewhere that at 81-82 SPS will grow like crazy. Have no idea if it is true or not.

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Old 08-25-2011, 10:37 PM   #60
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Mine is 76 Wonder if i should hook up a heater to bump it up a few degrees

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