evaporation
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks » Beginner Saltwater Aquariums » evaporation

evaporation

This is a discussion on evaporation within the Beginner Saltwater Aquariums forums, part of the Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks category; --> ok i got a fairly new(3-4 months old) 65 gallon SW tank with just one damsel in right now(more later this week) and i'm ...

Check out these saltwater fish profiles
Bicolor Angelfish
Bicolor Angelfish
Naso Tang
Naso Tang
Reply
Old 10-04-2009, 12:10 PM   #1
 
evaporation

ok i got a fairly new(3-4 months old) 65 gallon SW tank with just one damsel in right now(more later this week) and i'm concerned. i have like a 10-15 gallon sump and it seems like i'm adding to much water. like 3-4 gallons a week in top offs. is this all evaporation or is there a possable leek because i don't see water under the sump. also i am going to put the stirafoam(spelling that wrong) under the sump but i've been putting it off because i tried before and to empty the sump i unhooked part of the tubing from the return line and used the return pump to drain water into a holding bucket. unfortionatly when i turned the ball valve down i accadently turned the wrong way. and i took about 950 gph of water to the face... my glasses literally flew off... but anyway it dosn't appear the my SG has been changing with the addition of all this water so i've been assuming that this is all normal. any thoughts?
zachhay11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2009, 07:14 AM   #2
 
Pasfur's Avatar
 
This sounds like a rather normal evaporation level. Keep in mind, evaporation cools the water, so in some ways it is a benefit to have quick evaporation levels. Without this, you would struggle to keep the temperature under 80F.
Pasfur is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water evaporation uksub Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 4 02-05-2009 10:52 PM
water evaporation going crazy serpaekeeper45 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 7 11-11-2007 02:21 PM
How do you deal with water evaporation? paintsforyou Tropical Fish Diseases 11 02-11-2007 01:19 AM
evaporation catman Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 7 01-08-2007 08:42 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 AM.