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Water loss from rimless tank-evaporation

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Zeus, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Zeus

    Zeus Active Aquascaper

    Sep 9, 2016
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    Yorkshire, UK
    Hi all,

    Thinking of going for a rimless tank 60"x 24" x 24" in the lounge
    Can anyone advise of expected water loss with a freshwater aquascaped set up?
    I have searched the web but most posts relate to reef tanks, which use increased agitation of the water an fans blowing on the surface.

    Thanks in advance
  2. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 4, 2010
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    North Dakota, USA
    It will depend upon relative humidity in your home. I lose much more in the winter than the summer. Its around 3 gallons a week for me on my 90 cm tank. I've added a small ATO system that keeps the water level up. I love it. No more topping off or problems with CO2 degassing due to changes in surface agitation.
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  3. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 16, 2011
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    Melbourne Australia

    Its one of those big depends question, no two tanks would every be the same.

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