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Old 12-17-2006, 11:40 AM   #1
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auto fill or water changer system

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We have plumbing to the area and my dh wants to have the tank autofill to accomodate evaporation etc.

We have been trouble finding a float small enough to work in the aquarium. Does anyone know of a good place to find these?

Also are there any links about automatic water changer systems?
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:32 AM   #2
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Are you talking for your main or in a sump/refuge? I saw an article, maybe two weeks ago about this. I'll see if I can find it.
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Are you talking about something like This ? Also, check with your LFS and see what they have set up.....
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I was able to find a float that attached to the side of my sump from Tractor Supply Co, wheich was designed to be used for cattle water troughs. It cost about 9 bucks and works great!!
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Old 01-07-2007, 09:07 PM   #5
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Kind of late but this one looks quite small

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...pc=1&N=0&Nty=1
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How do automatic fillers work with dechlorinated water?
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Some people like to prepare water in advance that the auto fillers pull water from. Others prefer to have RO/DI water drop straight into the tank.

Myself, I'm more of the "I'll mix is myself" and then put it in once a week. I've a sump just for that reason to keep the main tank at MAX water level. I can go at least a week maybe even pushing two before I need to add 6-12 gallons to the sump. (All pumps are at the bottom of the tank.)
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Thanks so much guys! I posted and then lost this thread The small one from drfostersmith I think is perfect! We have well water so we dont need to dechlor. that is why the auto fill would be perfect.
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You can get some of the smaller floats on ebay starting at $5 plus shipping. I made a DIY Auto Top-Off System tut a few weeks ago as well.
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I was going to say ebay but it seems that someone beat me to it.

dscount....How do you manage to keep your SG stable if you allow your sump to drop 6-12gallons over a week to two weeks? You do realize that causes your SG to go up as water evaporates right? I auto-top-off from 32g of RO/DI water as the tank needs it via a float switch on my sump. This keeps my SG at 1.024-1.025.
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