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Old 01-17-2012, 08:03 AM   #51
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There's no "normal" evap rate. It all depends on your tank, sump, enclosure etc. But from experience, 1g a day seems in range.
I run glass lids over I'd say 80% covered on the top of my 72 bow (there is about 2" along the back that's open), I have a 20g long sump and I lose about .75 gallons per day.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:52 PM   #52
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yeah i don't have lids. just a canopy so thats probably where i get the little extra evaporation. i also have a 20 gallon sump i just have a 20 high instead of the long.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:57 PM   #53
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added an emerald crab, 5 red hermit crabs, 3 turbo snails, 4 Nassarius snails, and 2 cerith snails today.

i am going to be out of town for a couple days and was considering leaving the lights out for the days i'm gone. what do you guys think? would that help cut down on some of the algae growth and let the cuc get started?
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:17 PM   #54
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also how do you guys think a pair of the lights being discussed here
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would do over my tank? i put all 4 bulbs back in my t5s today and i love the color of them but they just give off to much heat. and i like the idea of saving some money on the power bill with the leds and not having to replace bulbs. but would 2 of those be to much over a fowlr tank?
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:44 PM   #55
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took some pics just haven't got around to uploading them till today.

the 72 with the 15 qt setup beside it.

the new emerald when i first put him in the tank.

and another shot of the emerald this morning with the lights off.

anyone have any advice on the questions above?
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:56 PM   #56
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I just picked up one of these

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

I plan on using it over a 24 x24 x 24 tank. i brought the light to the store yesterday to see how the spread was and it will cover the footprint exactly, even a bit over if I put it higher up. Here are some pictures of it on my 20g for now

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that looks really nice carey! i saw where you said you were going to get one. was waiting to see how you liked it so it looks like a pair of them would work just fine on my tank. would it be possible to put them in a canopy or would they need to be hung?
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You could hang them in the canopy. They have 3 fans on them so they do stay pretty cool.
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i think i will be putting a pair of those on the to buy list! thanks so much carey!

took another shot of the dt and qt. the rubber maid to left of the tank is ro water for the ato to keep the tank topped off for the few days im out of town



also picked up this the other day. another reason i am looking at the leds. i could use them on this for a future build
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Alright guys what can I do to get rid of the hair and bubble algae that Is in the tank? Should I leave the lights off for a few days?
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