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question regarding evaporation occuring within tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by caronsd, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. caronsd

    caronsd Thread Starter New Member

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    Water lvl drop

    Is it normal for your water level to drop almost 1/4" in a day? I have no leaks or anything, but I do have a relatively open top with a fountain filter.
     
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Yeah, that's normal. Even with my tank being mostly covered I get evaporation. On my large ciclid tank that has two Aqua Clear 110's I get a lot more because it's open about 2" along the whole back of the tank.
     
  3. YellowCichlid

    YellowCichlid New Member

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    Yep perfectly normal. Of course the amount will depend on how open the tank is and how dry the air in your house is
     
  4. caronsd

    caronsd Thread Starter New Member

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    Oh okay good, I spent all night looking for leaks last night lol. So basically i have a fish tank and a humidifier. Sweet! lol
     
  5. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    LoL yeah, it's a 2 in one. :)

    Just wait until you switch over to heat for the winter. You'll have to put water in the tank at least every other day.
     
  6. noshow discus

    noshow discus New Member

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    also depends on the temp of your house the Ac heat how close it is to a door or a window amount of sunlight if any and the Big factor is.........
    How much your fish drink in a day :)
     
  7. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    definately normal, lighting wattage and room temp also plays a factor in evaporation. I use glass canopies over my aquariums to reduce the rate of evaporation in my tanks.
     
  8. combatdat

    combatdat New Member

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    once i started not running my airpumps non stop my evaporation went down alot. Still have it just not alot.
     
  9. cooltow1

    cooltow1 Member

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    You would think there would be more evaporation with the air on all yhe time

    Rick
     
  10. cooltow1

    cooltow1 Member

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    never mind I read it wrong