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Old 05-03-2013, 11:59 PM   #381
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Why can't your skimmer fit the back?
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:22 AM   #382
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Why can't your skimmer fit the back?
Newbie mistake when I set my tank up. It's really close to the wall.
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Is it on carpet? If its not you would be surprised how easily it will slide. Key is to slide it from the bottom of the stand, don't slide from the top cause that's where all the weight is and you don't want to tip it. I've slid my 55 easily and I just slid my father in laws 65 today. Like I said slide
It from the bottom of the stand and it will be fine. If it is carpet you may need a friend to help
Lift and slide but if you do it during a water change it won't be bad. Now that being said for an ATO ( at least the one I have) I ran it on my 55 before upgrading and it was easy to mount a d required no space from the wall. The website I listed above has multiple options for what you want. I got the "bend it yourself" mounts and with a little heat you can custom mount your floats and like I said they require no space behind the tank.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:35 AM   #384
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Is it on carpet? If its not you would be surprised how easily it will slide. Key is to slide it from the bottom of the stand, don't slide from the top cause that's where all the weight is and you don't want to tip it. I've slid my 55 easily and I just slid my father in laws 65 today. Like I said slide
It from the bottom of the stand and it will be fine. If it is carpet you may need a friend to help
Lift and slide but if you do it during a water change it won't be bad. Now that being said for an ATO ( at least the one I have) I ran it on my 55 before upgrading and it was easy to mount a d required no space from the wall. The website I listed above has multiple options for what you want. I got the "bend it yourself" mounts and with a little heat you can custom mount your floats and like I said they require no space behind the tank.
That's awesome! I don't understand where the water for the top off is stored? I will have to take a picture of my stand and post it. It's not near sturdy enough to be moving it around. Lol. It makes me uncomfortable that my tank is even sitting on it. I'll have a new one soon and I'll place it in the right place. Lol. It really is a pitiful sight. I want to decide on the top off before building a stand, in case I can incorporate it into my stand.
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The top off is simply a container full of rodi water. You can make it any size or shape or use whatever you may have on hand. I use a ten gallon tank I had kickin around.
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The top off is simply a container full of rodi water. You can make it any size or shape or use whatever you may have on hand. I use a ten gallon tank I had kickin around.
Alright. Thank you. My next question is this, if i have bad evaporation with 55 gallons, won't I have worse evaporation in a small container?
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A big factor in the evaporation is the water movement from powerheads and such. There is the possibility for evap from the ATO reservoir but a lid can minimize that. 5g pail for example with a notch in the lid for the hose and wire for the pump.
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A big factor in the evaporation is the water movement from powerheads and such. There is the possibility for evap from the ATO reservoir but a lid can minimize that. 5g pail for example with a notch in the lid for the hose and wire for the pump.
Great. That makes sense. I'm going to work on that as well. I really thought you had to have an RO system to do that! I'm a little excited! Lol.
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Don't need a rodi system but the top up should be rodi water.
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Don't need a rodi system but the top up should be rodi water.
Of course. Tap water doesn't even touch the outside of my tank. Lol. Do you by any chance have a picture of your ATO?
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