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Old 01-08-2006, 08:45 PM   #11
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I'm losing about 1½ gallons a day.
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I have noticed an increase in avaporation in the winter months this year. 10 gals of top off water only last about 3-4 days.

Auto top off set up and you don't need a mark on the sump. I just worry about the top off tank running low.
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I loose about 1.5-2gal/day in the winter when it is dry in my house.
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I too lose about 1 to 1.5 gal per day...
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My heater is working overtime to try to keep the temp at 80.
Just curious but why do you keep your house so hot? Hope your tank isn’t over 82.

I think gas heat is a bigger contributor than electric heat when it comes to evaporation. I add one gal a day or a little bit less on average for my 55 gal.
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I was losing 2-3 gals per day in my 120, but then decided to turn off my cooling fans in the hood due to the colder house temps in the winter. I'm no losing about a gallon per day.

Fans seem to have a big effect on evaporation.

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wow, that is really crazy how much everyone is losing.....I have a 55 main (open top with PC lighting) and a 20 gal sump (fully enclosed), and I only lose about a quart a day...
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I lose 1g every 3days in my 65 (well covered, no fans, pc lighting) and about 6g a day in my 350g system that has lots of surface area, lots of MH glowing over it, and lots of splash in the sump. It really depends on your environment.
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