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Old 12-31-2012, 09:34 AM   #11
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Do you have a stand with a cabinet underneath? Take a pic of your setup.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:22 AM   #12
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Does your tank have a glass too? Most LFS will sell glass lids for all sizes of tanks that have a plastic backing to cut for pumps, etc. I was losing about 1-2 gallons a day evaporation in my 90 gallon. I got a glass lid for it and have only had to top it off with maybe 2 gallons over the last 4 months.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:42 AM   #13
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Do you have a stand with a cabinet underneath? Take a pic of your setup.
It's a 75 gallon on top of a cabinet with a sump. I have a sock, uv sterilizer, skimmer and return pump already in there and the whole setup looks fairly clean. If I can't hide the auto top off system then I guess that's ok. It would just be ideal.

Thanks for any/all ideas
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You could probably squeeze a few gallon container where you have those cups and things, next to the return area. I wouldn't try to limit the evaporation with lids due to the fact that gas exchange is an important part of what keeps these delicate systems strong.
I would much rather deal with evaporation issues than parameter issues.

Bill, check out the JBJ ATO. There are cheaper ways to do it, but I do like that they come with redundant float switches and are plug and play units. All you need is a small pump to move water from your top off reservoir to the sump. A Maxijet would be perfect for this. I use a MJ1200 for return to my system.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:53 PM   #15
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Thanks, looks like that's the one for me. Funny how quickly my paychecks disappear


Also, I've herd of skinny water containers, "space savers" if you will, any idea of where I could find me some?
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You guys were right. After it shed its outer layer it appears to be fine thanks
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