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Old 03-16-2008, 10:58 AM   #1
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Water loss using a sump

I set up my 10g sump, with a mag7 pump to my 40g. I am losing about a gallon of water a day, is this right? Every night returning from work I would have to add almost 1 gallon of water to the sump to get the water level where it should be. How much water are you guys losing?
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I was losing about 2g/day with my 75. I'll guesstimate I'm losing over 3g/day now on the 125.
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7gal every 3 days on a 120
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Those mags put off some heat, so that sounds about right. It also depends on your lights and other things that cause heat.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:05 PM   #5
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on my 46g with 15gal sump I lose about 1gallon per day
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Betwen 2 and 3 gallons a day on my 125. That sounds about right though.
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It all depends on different factors like how dry the air is and ambient room temp. I would say a gallon a day would be about right. I`m about 2 gallons a day with my 125.
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