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What does everyone keep their temp at? My tank is running a little hot I believe it's at 85ishwhen the lights are on is there a cheap ay of keeping the water cooler?
 

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I'd like to keep my tanks at 78, but for some reason all my tanks are at 80°


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I like 78 as well. 85 is way to high, your inhabitants probably wont live long under those temps. Is that what your heater is set at? I don't see your lights bringing a 55 up that high unless your running MH and or the room temp is up there too.
 

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I like 78 as well. 85 is way to high, your inhabitants probably wont live long under those temps. Is that what your heater is set at? I don't see your lights bringing a 55 up that high unless your running MH and or the room temp is up there too.
I just adjusted the heater I figured it was the lights but the heater did get turned up somehow and on my heater there's no gauge just a turn knob that has no numbers so I'm waiting for it to lower
 

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I would looking into getting a heater that at least has a numbered dial. Or, pick up a control to keep your temp stable.
 

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A reef keeper or apex controller, they have probes to check temps ph and so on, idk much about the rk but the apex sends you emails of something goes wrong and you can control the power outlets individually from your smartphone!
 

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i dont have the means to keep my tank within one degree. so i noticed that at night my temp rises. at its peak it is 78.5, i would not go any higher. around noon it tends to dip and the lowest i have seen is 76, but typically bottoms out at 76.5. i have noticed zero problems with this. you really dont want to go above 80, as that is where most aglae thrive. and obviously is not comfortable for the reef enviornment.
 

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OK But why is your alarm going off at 85 and not 80 or 81. Had this been in summer there is a good chance it could have hit 90 and then you would have had some major issues. That's why most keep it below 80, gives you a little more play before you boil your tank not to mention the above post about algae,etc
 
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