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Old 12-16-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
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evaporation...

Hey all, how can I fight it? I lose about 7 gal a week.... its a 55 gal fowlr in my basement. Thanks!!!
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Thats a lot. Do you have fans? What is cooling the tank?
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Thats a lot. Do you have fans? What is cooling the tank?
I don't have anything cooling the tank... I have heaters keeping it roughly 78*. With out a heater the water is 60 ish
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I lose a gallon a day on my 75 thats topless
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I lose a gallon a day on my 75 thats topless
Well I guess a gallon a day is pretty normal then.
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I hope so lol a lot of it probably has to do with room temp and how humid or dry your air already is sure its different for everyone just try to keep you salinity consistent and im sure you will be good
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I lose a gallon a day on my 75 thats topless
Then you lose the same? 7 gallons a week? Lol
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But I also lose a lot of water
I have my tanks outside & the temp is at 50 & I keep my tanks roughly 78-80 degrees
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Lower temperature air, has less a capacity to hold water. As such, as the temperature drops, the humidity of the air comes down.

The lower the humidity, the more evaporation you will have from your tank. The more open water air, fans, lights, and water movement you have the more evaporation you will have.

I have a 150 gallon and lose almost 10 gallons a week.

Look into an auto top-off controller. Essentially you provide a container of fresh RO/DI water, and the machine automatically tops the tank up when necessary.

This will help to keep salinity concentration more stable.

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