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How do you "top-off" your nano reef?
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daily by hand...but i'm probably going to be buying physh1's ato system sometime soon here.

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Auto from physj1's californiareefs.com as well.

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By hand. I'm going to get the system in May... Need it badly w/ the MH.
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By hand as well. I need an auto top off thingy. I think I will install one when I do my 60 gallon tank.

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just built my DIY auto top off over the weekend. Will post pics soon for nano cube owners.

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I do it by hand, mostly in the morning and at night, if I'm around to do that. I'd love to get an auto-topoff system, but I'm not sure if i'll get that before I add a sump. I'd rather not have the float switch in the main tank.

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i have 4 fish tanks so i used both methods, lol but building my top off sistems for everything is much easier

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by hand, evaporation seems to vary for me from day to day, so daly i take Specific gravity readings and add freshwater accordingly

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i use auto top off thingy called "my wife"!b

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tsunami auto top off system

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Top off by hand in morning before work and at night when I get home.

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My 2.5G doesn't need top-off more than every other week, so I do it whenever it looks low. My glass lid helps a whole lot for evaporation prevention.

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Right now I do it by hand. When I upgrade to the 40 I plan to eventually add some type of auto-topoff system

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I love my auto-top off system, I don't know how I got by with out one before :P

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Everyone seems to mention that they all have "auto-top off's" but nobody metions which one they have or if they made it themselves.. that is the information this thread really needs...

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I use a float switch, battery powered air pump and two 2 liter bottles linked together. It's a nice piece of mind knowing that during these dry winter months the odds of my sump pump running dry while I'm at work are greatly reduced. Until I put a cover on my sump I would go through a 2 liter a day!

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i just do it by hand

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lookin low better flow sime more water in

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Mine is soe one of a DIYer. I have a maxi-jet 900 that pumps the water in when the floatswitch gets low. Salty Dawg made the snail gaurd and bracket for the float switch.

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I am considering taking on this project this weekend. Where whould i obtain this siad "Float Switch" I think i can manage getting the rest of it together.

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i used to have a float switch untill the damn thing stuck and flooded my kitchen. now i dont trust the thing. it still does my topoffs though when i plug it in
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I have an auto top off....but I'm too lazy to install it,but I'm not lazy enough to top off everyday...go figure.

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5 gal water carboy, grainger float, air pump.

Can't get any easier.

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