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    hey guys i live in houston, tx. i do not have a chiller. my tank never gets over 80, and i pulled my heater out this spring.. i added a 4inch coralife fan to my canopy and at night my fan is pulling the temp down to 74... sure i know from now on time the lights and fan together,, but what i want is the best temp to stay at.... is it 78????? its sps and fish only. nothing soft or lps.thanks ben

  • #2
    I keep mine at 80 I heard that was a good temp


    • #3
      Mine is kept at 78-80

      Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

      Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!


      • #4
        BEST advice is to get a controller i use a dual stage medusa but you could use a single stage if you only use fans, just hook them up to where the chiller port goes.

        anyway you will hear many horror stories from people that wished they got a controller!

        i will never have a tnak without them!

        275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR


        • #5
          I prefer to be close to 78. That's where I keep it in winter. But I aim for 80 in the summer to reduce cooling expense.
          If you do electronics DIY Skeletor has good plans for a temp contoller for your fans. I have yet to have my chiller come on since installing the controller and adding 3 fans. Today it was near 90 and pretty humid for CA.

          “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
          ...Charles F. Kettering