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Old 12-23-2004, 06:40 PM   #1
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Water level

My tank has been set up since last Fri. The water has evaporated about an inch since then. Does that sound like alot? I am 1 week into the cycle process and PH is 8.0,Am.4,Trate 0.0, Trite 0.0. Why is the water evaporating so fast?


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Old 12-23-2004, 08:51 PM   #2
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An inch in a week is actually not that bad. Many tanks will do that in a day or two depending on lighting and overall setup. For the most part it's the heat from the light and the high water flow that causes the evap. Not somethig you want to fix either. Evap is actually a good thing for the most part, it can just be annoying without an auto top system.

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My 90 evaporates 1 gallon a day with the mh and the fans.
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Old 12-23-2004, 09:08 PM   #4
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Old 12-24-2004, 10:13 AM   #5
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You need to keep the water level constant. When the water evaps the SG/ salinity changes so you need to keep track of this. Adding water every day, every othere day to keep the salinity the same is important.
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Yes, evap can be a pain. Here is a link that has a few tips/pic for setting up an auto top off system (if you decide to go that route.)


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I loose around 9 gallons a week on my 150.

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