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Old 12-24-2011, 03:16 AM   #1
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FX5 and topping off...

Since I've been running the FX5 on my 75 gallon I've noticed maybe once a week, maybe a little less. But anyway. Like tonight I added 2 gallons to my tank ad I noticed the water level was lower then normal and I was only noticed because I was getting a lot of surface agitation more then normal. Added 2 gallons and it's all good.

Is this because the canister? Also do you add Prime when topping off? I didn't as I wasn't sure.

Is this normal? The drop in water, I have glass tops so it's covered and the day lights are on for 6 hours a day.
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Unless you have a leak, which I'd assume you'd easily see, I'm guessing the increased surface agitation is leading to higher evaporation than before ... Even with the glass tops.
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You should add conditioner when adding any new water whether topping off or doing pwc.
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I use lids on all my tanks and have very little evaporation higher temperatures and way less splashing across my room
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:35 PM   #5
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The evaporation is probably increased because the flow and surface agitation has. Nothing to worry about, but it can be a pain.

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You should add conditioner when adding any new water whether topping off or doing pwc.
Definitely. Add Prime for the amount of water being added, dose the bucket.

I have some serious filter envy for the FX5.
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The evaporation is probably increased because the flow and surface agitation has. Nothing to worry about, but it can be a pain.

Definitely. Add Prime for the amount of water being added, dose the bucket.

I have some serious filter envy for the FX5.
Haha thanks! It is a beast! Ok so I'll just dose accordingly to why I add in. Did my pwc this morning before everyone starts coming over. Now I'm on my to the pet place 2 in Rockland county!

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