73?degree tank is that ok

Devonjevon

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As the tittle states my tank temp is 73 everything is alive and well just wondering about the winter months.
Is that to low?

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I would agree that that is a little on the low side. Try and get it up to 75.

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How cold do you keep your house? Its been so hot lately, you must keep the house really cold or your thermometer is way off. What are you using to check temp?

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WOW, even with teh LED's on mine, I still have to run teh chiller at 78.5. we keep the house at 74, so ill assume this is because of my garage sump. that said, 73 is a bit low in my opinion.
 

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The Aquatic Critter runs the whole store @ 74 degrees. The reason being that colder water helps keep disease at bay better FYI.
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Liveaquaria recommends at least 72 on most of the livestock. I run mine 78-82.
 

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My tank is at 73 with a heater(broken). I plan on getting some fish today. Any consideration for clowns, Golgi or shrimp. Will coral survive at 73?
 

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My tank is at 73 with a heater(broken). I plan on getting some fish today. Any consideration for clowns, Golgi or shrimp. Will coral survive at 73?
I would suggest purchasing a heater first:). The local fish store most likely keeps the fish at 78+ and the 5 degree temp down will stress the fish.
 

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I keep mine around 78 at all times. We keep our house between 66-68 all year long. I find the fish don't tolerate water that cold. Lost a mandarin years ago around 72.
 

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