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Does anyone here use a drip to maintain evaporation issues?
Any problems with temperature control?

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Does anyone here use a drip to maintain evaporation issues?
Any problems with temperature control?


I built an auto topoff system to help with the evaporation. I used a float switch and a battery powered air pump. Works like a champ. I haven't had any problems with heat even after adding the 70W halide. My tank stays consistently between 80-81 degrees.

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no 'problems' with evap - I top off once a week - as for temperature - my hydor flat heater keeps the tank 78 degrees.
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i use a drip system hooked up to an IV kind of a setup you have in hospitals for an ATO. i also have no problems with temperature, it'll fluctuate from 78F-80F at most.

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argent, how do you only have to top off once a week?

i dont have any temperature problems and no evaporation "problems," just a daily top off.

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my temp stays between 78-high 79...as for top off i do it every day...until I build my fuge,,,then ill build my ATO

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I have a humidifier in my apartment to keep the place from drying out and thusly causing evap off my tanks.
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I use a drip system for ATO on my 2.5 pico and a Iceprob chiller to help with the temp., but not a problem.

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Did ya'll make your own top off system or is there one you can recommend to me?
Thanks!

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Did ya'll make your own top off system or is there one you can recommend to me?
Thanks!


Check this out http://www.nano-reef...showtopic=63394

scroll down to Auto Top Off and its got a few ideas on there...as for the one Im doing I bought a kit off a website, forgot the name but Melevsreef has a link to it from his ATO page

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i use a drip system hooked up to an IV kind of a setup you have in hospitals for an ATO. i also have no problems with temperature, it'll fluctuate from 78F-80F at most.


Hey - Now if you could get an auto top-off feed that looked like a proper hospital drip, that'd be pretty damn cool (provided your style is not minimalist or all-in-one).

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Hey - Now if you could get an auto top-off feed that looked like a proper hospital drip, that'd be pretty damn cool (provided your style is not minimalist or all-in-one).


my setup is uses the standard 5 gallon jug as the "IV bag", then i have flexhose connecting that to a dripper you can get by the bag at home depot/lowes, all of it's kept secure by cable ties. VERY SIMPLE and IMO, very effective for a cheapo like me.