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Old 09-06-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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Is this normal??? My water is evaporating so quickly.

My 55 gallon saltwater aquarium is about a month And a half new and we just got a new light fixture for it last week. The water is evaporating so quickly that I basically have to put about a half a gallon in it a day. Is this normal? Is it because of the light? Ways to fix this? Advice? Help!
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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Normal evaporation just make sure you top off with ro water.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:43 PM   #3
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What light fixture? Is your tank open top or covered? And how hot does your tank run? Room temp?
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:30 PM   #4
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I go through 5 gallons a day yours is normal Look into an ATO life saver IMO
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I go through 5 gallons a day yours is normal Look into an ATO life saver IMO
What's an ATO IMO?
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:48 PM   #6
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ATO= Auto Top Off IMO = In My Opinion
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:13 PM   #7
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My 55 with 20L sump so probably 65-70 gallon total Evaps about a gallon a day. So your about normal. There is nothing you can do to stop it. Just add that amount in Ro water to make up for it.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:23 AM   #8
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I go through 1/2-3/4 of water a day on my 125.. Its normal
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My 55 reef goes through anywhere between half a gallon to a gallon of water a day depending on how hot it gets.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:22 PM   #10
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I was just going to ask the question about evaporation I'm going threw about 2 gallons a day on my 75 is this normal seem like a lot to me I didn't realize how much I was going threw until I put a 55 gallon sump/fuge in not to long ago and put a full line on it so I knew when to add if this is normal I'm definitely getting an ato
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