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Old 03-25-2012, 02:22 PM   #11
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Yeah, use whatever fits the space you have as best as possible. But in the end, your top off container is just a container; no need to spend lots of $$ on it if you don't want to.
I have some empty 10 g tanks, but i am looking at small containers i can jist pick up and dump in. No resevoir for me
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:23 PM   #12
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I'm using a plastic file box I got for $7 from target as my ATO reservoir. It was the right shape and just barely fits in the stand with my sump. I bet I lose 6 to 8 gallons per week from my 75. Unfortunately, my reservoir holds just over 3 gallons, so I have to add to that twice a week.
Ouch, i think you need to get a bigger resavoir and store in in the closet!!
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:27 PM   #13
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I have a 75 gal tank with a 30 gal sump and I am using a 7 gallon reservoir that I got from wal mart with a JBJ top off and I loosing about 6 gal a wk overall it wrks great !!!!!!!
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My tank is a 20gal long. I have my RO/DI line coming through the bathroom wall and plumbed into a 20gal. tote with a float valve in it. Just have to remember to shut off RO unit after making water or waste water keeps going down the drain. I don't heat the top off and have never had an issue with temp in the tank dropping.
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Rather than picking up an dumping, it would be much easier to use an aqualifter or small pump - even if not hooked to an autotop off, you could just plug it in when you want to fill to the sump.

I really liked how mine turned out - I am just using a 10 gal water tank made for an RV or horse trailer. It is taller so the foot print is smaller than that of a 10 gal tank or the like... space was an issue for me. I spray painted it black to match my stand and the tower speaker that it sits behind, so most people don't even know it is there.

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My tank is a 20gal long. I have my RO/DI line coming through the bathroom wall and plumbed into a 20gal. tote with a float valve in it. Just have to remember to shut off RO unit after making water or waste water keeps going down the drain. I don't heat the top off and have never had an issue with temp in the tank dropping.
You could add an auto shut off valve for $9 that would shut the waste water off for you when the float valve shuts off the "good" water...
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Just took a look at that shut off valve. Thanks. Will definately look into getting that. Friday night I forgot to turn the RO unit off so waste ran all night.
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I love the small tank solutions. When I was heading out of the country for a month I got a 45 gallon BRUTE container for top off. I hooked up the smalled MaxiJet to a JBJ ATO so my tank sitter didn't have to worry about. I also left her a few 5 gallons buckets in case my can ran dry. It holds about 3 weeks of water for my 125. To prevent the siphon effect I pump mine up to the corner overflow.
Just another idea for those with large tanks. BTW all BRUTE products are food grade, so after a couple of rinses they are great for aquarium use.
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Ouch, i think you need to get a bigger resavoir and store in in the closet!!
The closest closet is on the other side of the house from this tank and jam packed with coats, wrapping paper, games, my wife's collection of tote bags she never ever uses but won't get rid of, three five gallon buckets and a Python No Spill Clean 'n Fill. There's no room around the tank. I wish I could have a man cave fish room.

Maybe I'll win Mega Millions on Friday. . .
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The closest closet is on the other side of the house from this tank and jam packed with coats, wrapping paper, games, my wife's collection of tote bags she never ever uses but won't get rid of, three five gallon buckets and a Python No Spill Clean 'n Fill. There's no room around the tank. I wish I could have a man cave fish room.

Maybe I'll win Mega Millions on Friday. . .
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