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Old 07-04-2003, 07:16 PM   #1
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top off water

i am putting in about 48 ounces of top off water (ro) a day is that normal?
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ya depending on where your at and if there is a cover to your tank, it's posibal to evaporate a gallon or more daily.
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and the size of the tank.....we replace 5 gallons daily. You want to encourage
evaporation.
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thanks both glad it is a good thing
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we replace 5 gallons daily.
WOW! you must have a large surface area?
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large surface area that is completely uncovered and has two, 10 inch fans blowing across the top, plus the sump...bowfronts have just a little bit bigger footprint (Ithink)
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Why do we want to encourage evaporation?
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it helps with cooling for one thing.
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180 g reef=3 1/2-4 gal per day
20 high reef w/sump=1 1/2 gpd
20 long coral tanks=2gpd
Thats about what the tanks I have average.
My puffer tank has a glass top and NO lighting. Never have to add any water to it between water changes...it drops maybe 1/4" in two weeks.
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More gas exchange aswell, I get barely any evap, but the little i do get makes an auto top off the next thing on my list.
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