Do you allow your reef tank to run COLDER during the winter months?

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Do you allow your reef tank to run COLDER during the winter months?

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Melanie D

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I run mine the same temperature year round. well... at least I try to. 78 degrees seems to be the sweet spot for my mixed reef.
 

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I think the question should be re-worded as "does your tank run warmer in the summer?"

Keeping it warm is usually not the problem; it's keeping it cool enough in the summer. Except in Texas right now, as witnessed by some other threads.

There's a thread by a reefer whose tank got down to 45º and with the exception of some crabs and possibly a Xenia, everything survived! I think the majority of our inhabitance can acclimate to a slightly warmer or colder temperature just fine, as long as you avoid extremes or rapid swings.
 

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Most of us live in places where the temperatures are considerably colder in the winter time. No matter what season it is though, the goal is to keep your water temp consistent year round. That being said it can be a bit more difficult to maintain warmer water in your reef aquarium depending on certain variables. I noticed yesterday that my tank temperature shot up beyond acceptable levels just because I raised the temp on the thermostat by 2 degrees! Let's talk about it!

Do you allow your reef tank to run COLDER during the winter months? How many degrees if any?

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I don’t use a heater what so ever. My tank stats are room temp and does great. I’ve never used a heater and if my tank warms up or cools down it does so naturally and gradually.
 

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Naw I just use a heater to keep it consistent, however I live in Tucson AZ
so it’s the summertime & evaporation I struggle with
 
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