Most fish and invertebrates are
cold-blooded animals, meaning their body temperature is the same as
the water surrounding them. This makes regulating the water
temperature in your tank very important.
Adam's stocks a full line of heaters
and can help you choose the right one for your tank.
The number of heaters you need
depends on the size and shape of your tank.
Chillers on the other hand help
regulate the water temperature by cooling the water which is helpful
in areas without air conditioning. Avoid all tank temps above
Tips & Tricks
Check your tank's temp twice a day.
Most saltwater tanks should be
between 78-82 degrees. Some fish and corals may require more
exact temperature needs so ask Adam's before adding any new critters
to your tank.
Make sure to place your heater in the
tank close to the highest area of water circulation to optimize the
heating convection. You can also consider adding a heater in
Place your tank in an area that
avoids direct sunlight and is away from heating/cooling ducts.
Open the hood covers on hotter days to allow more heat to escape.
Use an aquarium hood or cover to
minimize tank temperature fluctuations.