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Old 09-08-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Slow water evaporation

Seems like I'm topping up my 30 gallon tank all the time. Any way to slow down the water evaporation? I have a bridgelux 120w dimmable led. That's on it's lowest setting. I have it on a timer 7am-8am.

My temp is 79 ish and I'm using a penguin 200 filter
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:55 AM   #2
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You might want to light your tank for more than one hour =P
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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Seems like I'm topping up my 30 gallon tank all the time. Any way to slow down the water evaporation? I have a bridgelux 120w dimmable led. That's on it's lowest setting. I have it on a timer 7am-8am.

My temp is 79 ish and I'm using a penguin 200 filter
It's normal to top off your water daily. But how much are you topping off and when??
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:45 PM   #4
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I'm topping mine off with 1g water once a week.
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I'm topping mine off with 1g water once a week.
Size of tank really matters?
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One gallon a week isn't that bad! I'm losing a gallon every couple of days in my 36 gallon. I was losing a gallon a day on my 75
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I top off a gallon and a half a day in my 210 DT now. Was topping off with 3 1/2 when i was running my MH fixture on the little tank legs about 5" off the water lol. Built a canopy and now i run them 13" off the water with an open back canopy and a fan inside the canopy and over the 40G sump.
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One gallon a week isn't that bad! I'm losing a gallon every couple of days in my 36 gallon. I was losing a gallon a day on my 75
Temperatures outside have been running between 80-90 degrees on average
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