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zachhay11 08-23-2009 08:26 PM

evaperation for a 65 gallon
 
what is the average evaperation for a 65 gallon marine tank, also, should i be doing water changes for a cycling tank?

Pasfur 08-23-2009 09:14 PM

I do not change water during the cycling process. I do think, however, that you need to be testing for pH, alkalinity, and calcium and adjusting accordingly.

Evaporation depends on far to many factors to provide a general rule of thumb. For example, my 54 evaporates more per day than my 180. The 54 has a fan blowing over the sump to cool the aquarium, which leads to more evaporation. And the 180 has a glass lid, which reduces evaporation. You just have to watch your system and learn what is normal based on your aquariums temperature and the humidity of the room.

zachhay11 08-24-2009 02:17 PM

whould you suggest i mark the water line on the display and watch it after a couple days and replace that water?

zachhay11 08-24-2009 02:18 PM

and i am testing, except i need more test equipment, i don't have a calcium tester.


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