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81deg too high?


papaj10789

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81 is fine. I would only worry if it got to 86 and up.

 

You can cool it by having a small computer fan blowing on the water. That should get your temperature down by 2-3 degrees. But again, 81 is totally acceptable.

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in some books, and articles ive actually read that corals can grow better in the tamp of 81-84 degrees F.

 

at the same time i still keep my tanks at the 76, and 80 degrees

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at the same time i still keep my tanks at the 76-80 degrees

 

Set your heater higher so you don't have that much of a swing, that is if you have a swing or you are just referring to multipul tanks.

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Thanks for the replies. although no longer necessary,I found an old computer fan and 9v socket. The computer fan has tiny blue LEDs on it. I think I might run it during lights on and two hours after lights off as a sort of moon light. It will definitely help the LEDs last longer even if the tank only drop a deg or two.

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Set your heater higher so you don't have that much of a swing, that is if you have a swing or you are just referring to multipul tanks.

 

Yeah I typed that not thinking how it looked.

I have my reef tank at 79 with a fan sometimes goes t 80 cause my halide.

And my l"leaf fish layer" at 76 just with a basic 5k crappy t5 so that temp doesn't change at all like ever..

 

But yeah thanks for the lookout

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Be careful though, the fan will cause your water to evaporate two times as fast. In a small tank like that, you'll be topping off twice a day. Looks like the next DIY is an auto topoff lol

 

Edit: I see you have a lid on top. That will help a lot with the evaporation. I would still keep a close eye on the water level though...

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Be careful though, the fan will cause your water to evaporate two times as fast. In a small tank like that, you'll be topping off twice a day. Looks like the next DIY is an auto topoff lol

 

Edit: I see you have a lid on top. That will help a lot with the evaporation. I would still keep a close eye on the water level though...

 

I will watch it carefully. The glass top helps keep the water in and also the heat from the lighting out. I add about 6oz water every other day.

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