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Old 09/28/2007, 10:54 AM
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evaporation

Hello folks,
I'm losing about 2 gallons a day to evap. Is that the norm?
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Old 09/28/2007, 11:03 AM
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Thats about right for a 150G tank.
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Old 09/28/2007, 11:08 AM
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I was loosing 12 gallons a day during the summer on my 450. I loose about 2 on my 125 now
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Old 09/28/2007, 11:40 AM
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Yep. I lose 2 gallons a day on my 125g.
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Old 09/28/2007, 11:44 AM
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i lose about 5g a week
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Old 09/28/2007, 12:19 PM
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I lose about 3 liters a day on my 220.
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Old 09/28/2007, 12:32 PM
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1 gallon per day on my 58. Looks like a general rule of thumb is 1 gallon for every 60 gallons of volume.

So... yes...you are right on track!

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Old 09/28/2007, 01:05 PM
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thx for the info.. this site and its members rock!!
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Old 09/28/2007, 02:40 PM
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My 65g also looses about 1g a day.
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Old 09/28/2007, 02:45 PM
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When skimming wet, I lose 2 - 2 1/2 gallons a day, but not all is pure water.

When skimming dry, I lose about 1 1/2 gallons per day, most of which is pure water.

125g
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Old 09/28/2007, 02:47 PM
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I loose about 2 on my system which is about 160 gallons. Id say right on the money.
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Old 09/28/2007, 02:49 PM
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I loose 75g a day when all the glass exsplodes!
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Old 09/28/2007, 02:55 PM
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That's fine on that size tank. If it helps, I lose about 6% of my total water volume a day; two gallons in a 29g tank (total water volume in entire system is about 30 gallons)

Edit: My math sucks
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Old 09/28/2007, 04:41 PM
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That sound about right to me also. I could not tell you what I loose per day on my tank because it has an automatic top off on it.
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Old 09/28/2007, 04:49 PM
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That sound about right to me also. I could not tell you what I loose per day on my tank because it has an automatic top off on it.
Sure you can. How much water does your auto-top off drain a day?
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Old 09/28/2007, 06:23 PM
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Sure you can. How much water does your auto-top off drain a day?
I have no idea because I have a float switch in my sump going to a 5 gallon bucket with a float switch then goes to a 50 gallon drum that has a float switch going to my ro di unit. I know if any of the float switches fail I will flood something but It is a chance I am tacking. So I really have no idea how much I evaporate.
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Old 09/28/2007, 07:29 PM
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About 1 1/2 gallons a day on my 120. I don't use any fans because of the weather here in Puerto Rico (too humid).
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Old 09/28/2007, 09:11 PM
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i have abot 1/2 gallons a day on my 40.
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Old 09/28/2007, 11:55 PM
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I lose 2 1/2 to 3 gal a day on my 125.
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Old 09/29/2007, 12:00 AM
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I loose about a gallon a day on my 20g (20 g sump to).

I loose under half a gallon a day on my 65g. (T5's are nice)

Back when I was using fans for temperature control to keep it down to 72F. I would loose 4g a day on my 5g. Now that was a PITB with my RO unit producing 15g a day. (glad I upgraded all the way around.)
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