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What temp do you peeps have you Discus tanks set to?
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i keep mine at 82 f which is 28 c
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The temp range is a subject of much debate. I go with the fact sheet Tim has in the fish info section. I kept mine at the lower acceptable limit.
http://www.tropicalfishandaquariums....cus/Discus.asp
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Thanks Dano, I had read that article and others giving a range, I also know that the higher the temp the less oxygen the water will hold (or something!) but I was wondering what you peeps had been successful with

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Like I said, I kept mine near 80*F. However, there are those that would make an argument of the "best temps" for Discus. I am sure that some of the others will come in on this with their "favored" temp range.
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80-85 degrees seems to be the norm for most people. I keep mine at 80 degrees and they do fine. They will grow faster with higher temps and they will also reproduce more readily.
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Thanks all for the replies

I have my tank running at 81F at the mo, and it seems fine. So I think I will try that
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86-88 for the young ones
82-84 for the adults
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86-88 for the young ones
82-84 for the adults

I was scared the answer would be something like that. I have tried my heater up full and the temp only gets to 82

Would a larger heater enable the water to get to a higher temp or is it just the power output I need to check?
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A way that I use to get around using heaters is the type of light you use and the distance it is from the surface of the water. My Power Compact fluorescents put out enough heat to get the water up to 80 degrees without any additional heaters... if I turned one on, it could easily get in the high 80's in there, but of course, then you'll need to find a way to keep the water warm at night when the lights are off...specially living somewhere where it gets really cold at night. I think a bigger heater would be the best solution for you.
 


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