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Fresh vs. Marine: Which one is more critical temp-wise?



 
 
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Old October 13th 03, 06:22 PM
alex crouvier
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Default Fresh vs. Marine: Which one is more critical temp-wise?

I plan to keep a freshwater and a marine tank in my apt.
The former will be heavily planted Discus/Cardinal/Ram
tank while the marine setup will likely consist of live rock, low light
corals plus community fish (Cardinals & Damsels).

Where I live, a tropical region, a room-temperature
tank is around 28-30 C (82 - 86 F). A tank set up
in an air-conditioned room will be around 25 - 26 C
(approx. 77 F).

If I have to choose -one- tank to be positioned in the
air-con room, which one will it be?





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Old October 13th 03, 08:52 PM
KEITH JENNINGS
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Default Fresh vs. Marine: Which one is more critical temp-wise?


"alex crouvier" wrote in message
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I plan to keep a freshwater and a marine tank in my apt.
The former will be heavily planted Discus/Cardinal/Ram
tank while the marine setup will likely consist of live rock, low light
corals plus community fish (Cardinals & Damsels).

Where I live, a tropical region, a room-temperature
tank is around 28-30 C (82 - 86 F). A tank set up
in an air-conditioned room will be around 25 - 26 C
(approx. 77 F).

If I have to choose -one- tank to be positioned in the
air-con room, which one will it be?

Discus and Rams will do fine at 28-30C. Sal****er fish are less tolerant of
high temperatures. I would suggest you put the sal****er tank in the
air-conditioned room.

Keith J.



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Old October 13th 03, 09:30 PM
Mike Solomon
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Default Fresh vs. Marine: Which one is more critical temp-wise?


"alex crouvier" wrote in message
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I plan to keep a freshwater and a marine tank in my apt.
The former will be heavily planted Discus/Cardinal/Ram
tank while the marine setup will likely consist of live rock, low light
corals plus community fish (Cardinals & Damsels).


Damsels tend to be very aggresive and probably won't mix with Cardinals


Where I live, a tropical region, a room-temperature
tank is around 28-30 C (82 - 86 F). A tank set up
in an air-conditioned room will be around 25 - 26 C
(approx. 77 F).

If I have to choose -one- tank to be positioned in the
air-con room, which one will it be?

Personally I would put the Marine tank in the air-conditioned room

You don't want them to overheat







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Old October 14th 03, 03:47 AM
Dragon Slayer
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Default Fresh vs. Marine: Which one is more critical temp-wise?

you dont want either to overheat. if you can only put one in the a/c room,
then choose only one tank.

kc


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Old October 14th 03, 04:10 AM
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Default Fresh vs. Marine: Which one is more critical temp-wise?

I plan to keep a freshwater and a marine tank in my apt. The former will
be heavily planted Discus/Cardinal/Ram tank while the marine setup will
likely consist of live rock, low light corals plus community fish
(Cardinals & Damsels).
Where I live, a tropical region, a room-temperature tank is around 28-30
C (82 - 86 F). A tank set up in an air-conditioned room will be around
25 - 26 C (approx. 77 F).
If I have to choose -one- tank to be positioned in the air-con room,
which one will it be?


I have 2 salt & 2 fresh water tanks in my home so here is my 2 cent
worth. If you were planning on just keeping marine fish only (FO) or
fish and live rock (FOWLR) than you could get away with keeping them in
the cooler room, but since you plan on corals too than they have to be
warmer in order to thrive. All the people I know who keep corals keep
their tanks at 82F. So keep the marine tank in the warmer room. Also
you may like to consider a heater for your fresh water tank too, Discus
like warm water.

One word on damsels tho. They are the salt water equivalent of cichlids
(in fact they are in the same family) and are aggressive. If you stick
with chromis damsels and a group of at least 3 yellow tails than you
will not have any trouble with keeping them with your cardinals. Avoid
blue devils, yellow, domino and humbug damsels unless you are prepared
to watch them kill the rest of your fish. Another type of damsel you
could keep tho are clowns. They will do just fine with or without an
anemone and are fun to watch. They also will not mess with your
cardinals if you get the right type. My suggestion is a clarks clown
because they are sweet tempered by themselves without an anemone. Add
the anemone and it can be aggressive so if you want add a second one and
all will be fine. They will also breed in the tank and are just like
their fresh water cousins and take very good care of their young.

Vicki

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Old October 19th 03, 08:34 AM
alex crouvier
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Default Fresh vs. Marine: Which one is more critical temp-wise?

I actually have 2 Bangai CArdinals and a Blue Damsel in a 15 gallon tank
with live rocks,
an internal filter (Fluval), an wood-airstone drive skimmer and a 15 watt
Fluorescent
Looks OK so far. But me thinks it will need vigorous maintenance with the
small
volume of the tank and all.




"Mike Solomon" wrote in message
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"alex crouvier" wrote in message
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I plan to keep a freshwater and a marine tank in my apt.
The former will be heavily planted Discus/Cardinal/Ram
tank while the marine setup will likely consist of live rock, low light
corals plus community fish (Cardinals & Damsels).


Damsels tend to be very aggresive and probably won't mix with Cardinals


Where I live, a tropical region, a room-temperature
tank is around 28-30 C (82 - 86 F). A tank set up
in an air-conditioned room will be around 25 - 26 C
(approx. 77 F).

If I have to choose -one- tank to be positioned in the
air-con room, which one will it be?

Personally I would put the Marine tank in the air-conditioned room

You don't want them to overheat









 




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