Water temp.

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  1. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I'm curious as to what is the ideal water temperature for the most coral growth and yet maintaining health happy fish and inverst. May seem dumb for asking but if you read on a lot of coral temp rang says 72-83.... that a wide range.
     
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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Depends on where your corals are from really and what depth they grow at in the wild.I have found a range between 76-79 to be fine.More important then the actual temp. (within reason of course) is how much it swings from day to night.Keeping the swing within 2-3 degrees is best ime.
     
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  4. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    The swing is within 3 degrees, but my tank is more on the lower 70s end of the spectrum. See I never had a heater due to having a hood and powercompacts, but now I'm hoodless with leds. My water is between 74 to 76.
     
  5. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    usually upper 70's works for most livestock although as Vinny mentioned there are some cold water species of coral out there but these are not real common in our tanks
     
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  6. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Thanks, I picked up the heater and set it to mid 70's.
     
  7. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I keep mine at 79 -80
     
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  9. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I brought mine up to 79-80 as well....
     
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    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    78-79F here
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    You guys would be shocked if I told you my swings. With that said they are....

    Summer 78-84
    Winter 76-82
     
  12. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Man, that's some swings..... that is in one day?