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    How many gallons do you lose a week?

    Pretty much everyone has to top off. How much water do you lose a week to evaporation etc? If you like you can also state on what size tank.
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    We currently have a 70 gal DT with a 36"x15" footprint with 2 blowing and 2 sucking 4" computer fans built in to the canopy. 4-6 gallons is my guess as our ATO container is 30 gal and we need to fill it every 4-6 weeks depending on weather.

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    I would say right around 10, but I havent measured in a while

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    I lose about 4 gallons/day on my 200, a gallon/day on the 24 Nano and about 1 1/2 gallons/day on the 40.

    This adds up to a whoppin' 45 1/2 gallons/week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by returnofsid View Post
    I lose about 4 gallons/day on my 200, a gallon/day on the 24 Nano and about 1 1/2 gallons/day on the 40.

    This adds up to a whoppin' 45 1/2 gallons/week.
    That's insane! I can see where it makes sense for people like you to have your own ro/di unit. I buy my ro/di water which costs $4.50 for 5 gallons. If I can remember correctly, I use to run through about a gallon every 2 days or so on my 75gal. My aquapod, was more like a gallon every 4-5 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojoreef View Post
    I would say right around 10, but I havent measured in a while

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    Mike, do you remember what your 750 gal use to need a day?
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    Im still using the bucket every morning so I can say it changes threw the year. In the winter and summer I can use 2 or more gallons a day but in the spring and fall it can be as low as less then a gallon on a 210 gallon standard foot print. So lets say 7 to 14 gallons a week

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    I lose about 2 quarts a day on my 40b
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    I'm going through 2 1/2 gallons a day with my 230. It used about half of that before I added my larger sump. This new sump with a built in fuge has really inreased evaporation rate.
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    I loose about 10 a week
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    I top-off a 15g tall weekly. I add my dosing chemistry into the RO/DI water based on a weekly dose. It drops about 2-3g/day for my 125DT+inline 12g refugium. I'd hate to figure how much the next build will consume when I upgrade next spring to a 250DD peninsula.
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    I lose about a gallon to a gallon and a half a day on both my 20's and about a 1/4 gallon a day on the 5.5 gallon.
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    Well my ATO was doing about 6-8 gal a week on my 55 with compact fluorescent lighting. I just finished setting up my new 90 this weekend with dual 250W pendants so I am expecting my ATO water consumption to go WAY up.

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    About 3 to 4 per day on a total system of 300 gal
    Some day I will have my tank on line..

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