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reefsahoy

Considering doing either a 10 G cube or possibly a peninsula nano, prob a WB 15G.  How much evaporation are you guys getting on your cube or peninsula aquarium. ?  
 

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Are you manually topping off? Salty Zoo dot Com has a handy calculator to determine how much salinity change you can do without damaging livestock. If you can put up with the look, there is a Soda Bottle top off. It sets on the rim of your tank. When the level drops, air enters the bottle and releases water. Think of one of the big upside down Five Gallon Water Dispensers. An Automatic ATO will be a bit of overkill.  If you go that way, limit your reservoir to Salty Zoo’s calculation and what will Overflow your tank. On my 23 liter capacity Biocube I use a Four Liter Food Jar, candy came in it. I highly recommend the Prism ATO’s The only thing that messes them up is Bright Light shining on them, IE Metal Halide, or Sunlight. Clean the sensor once a month with a soft toothbrush. 

 

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reefer_evo5

Evaporation depends on the temperature of the room where the tank is and also how much surface agitation you have something that would help with less evaporation is a piece

of glass over the tank or acrylic I have a 20 gallon tank with a lot of surface agitation and my house temperature is almost always 72 degrees. I currently use 2 gallons of top off water in about 5 days I use a ATO since manually topping off gets old real quick. 

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BioBoy16

I have always heard u want to keep your top off container relatively small. If ur ato fails u don't want your room to flood. I'd err on the smaller side and refill the ato as needed. 

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2 hours ago, BioBoy16 said:

I have always heard u want to keep your top off container relatively small. If ur ato fails u don't want your room to flood. I'd err on the smaller side and refill the ato as needed. 

I've got to second this.  I have a twenty gallon tank with a three gallon reservoir....I add about two gallons to the reservoir twice a week...but I enjoy knowing that if something fails, I won't have as much of a mess on my hands.

 

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