Poll of the Day: Temperature

What Temp Do You Maintain In Your Tank(s)?

  • Under 75 Degrees

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 75 Degrees

    Votes: 2 5.1%
  • 76 Degrees

    Votes: 2 5.1%
  • 77 Degrees

    Votes: 11 28.2%
  • 78 Degrees

    Votes: 16 41.0%
  • 79 Degrees

    Votes: 5 12.8%
  • 80 Degrees

    Votes: 3 7.7%
  • 81 Degrees and Higher

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    39

BiGGiePauls33

YT/GreatBeardedReef IG/GreatBeardedReef
Staff member
BRS Member
Officer
#1
Comment below at what temperature you keep your aquariums and why you choose that temp.

Today's poll idea brought by another member. If you have an idea send me a PM and we'll run it.
 

Chris A.

Formally toomanyfish
BRS Member
Officer
#2
77 for a few reasons
First I run mh and if my ac gets shut off in the summer my tank will definitely heat up.
Secondly most bacteria/pathogens reproduce quicker at higher temperatures.
Lastly higher temperatures also reduce oxygen levels in the tank and can be a problem quickly in a small tank if the power goes out.
 

CAPSLOCK

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Moderator
#5
Mine is set to 76. May dip to 75 in winter. Gets higher in summer - usually rides around 78.
Actually, the aquarium is frequently why I turn on my AC instead of having windows / breeze. If the tank gets above 80 it's AC time.
 

Reefer508

Well-Known Member
BRS Member
#6
I Try and keep it at 78 but I am thinking about bumping it up to 79.5, so when the real hot weather hits and the ac's have a hard time keeping up it wont be a sudden spike. Usually hits 80 in the summer and stays there even with room ac set to 70. Wish I had central AC. I'll try and raise it .3-.5 a week.
 

jcherepo

Well-Known Member
BRS Member
#7
I have been keeping mine between 78-79. Recently changed to 77 due to some articles I have been reading. Ironically have seen a drop off in some algae growth and an increase in SPS growth. Way too many variables to suggest this was due to a 1 or 2 degree change in temp, but who knows.


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