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  • Evaporation tripled in one night????

    Has anyone ever had this happen to them before? I woke up to a gugling return pump and have no idea what happened. There are no leaks anywhere, my A/C is on the same level, im stumped. It went from 1.5 gal to about 4.5 gallons.
    Sean

    Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

    Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

  • #2
    With a change in the relative humidity in your house your evaporation rate will change somewhat. I do have a small tank that the rate changes quite a bit. But that is an awful big change in just one night so I would make sure that you didn’t develop a leak some where.

    Colin
    120 BB w/20g BB side tank, 29g sump, (2) 250w RO III, 14k AC, Bluewave VII ballast, Deltec 851, Panworld 150 return, (2) 6000 Streams w/controller, AC II Controller w/(2) DC4, GEO 618 CR.

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    • #3
      I've noticed that sometimes I use a lot of make up water, other times not as much.

      Would something like a dehumidifier help control evaporation?
      --Matt

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      • #4
        IMO As long as you keep the RH stable you will keep your evap rate fairly stable (not easy to do). Using a dehumidifier may keep things more stable IF your house is tight (newer) but you will probably evap more water.

        Colin
        120 BB w/20g BB side tank, 29g sump, (2) 250w RO III, 14k AC, Bluewave VII ballast, Deltec 851, Panworld 150 return, (2) 6000 Streams w/controller, AC II Controller w/(2) DC4, GEO 618 CR.

        If at first it doesn't fit get a bigger hammer - Beat to fit paint to match

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tonkadawg

          Would something like a dehumidifier help control evaporation?
          It might make it more constistent but at the same time I think it will increase it.

          The last time I had that much change in evaporation it didn't evaporate until it dripped on the carpet.

          SteveU
          “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
          ...Charles F. Kettering

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          • #6
            Its definately bizzare. It could be due to a increase in humidity in the past few days due to hurricane wilma throwing bands up this way. My house is not new, built in the early 80's. Also, there is definatly not a leak as there is no water anywhere than where it should be. I guess thats it.
            Sean

            Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

            Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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            • #7
              The increase in humidity should decrease evaporation. Did you check the water level in the overflows if you have any?

              SteveU
              “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
              ...Charles F. Kettering

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              • #8
                Make sure the water level in your tank did not increase. If the overflow slows down, it will allow for a higher level in the tank, and a lower sump level.
                Brian

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                • #9
                  I checked the overflow it is normal. Evaporation seems to be normal again today as well. I dont know
                  Sean

                  Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

                  Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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                  • #10
                    Thirsty fish for one day?



                    SteveU
                    “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
                    ...Charles F. Kettering

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                    • #11
                      hangover ?

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