top up water

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  1. vatso

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    hi there i am using around 10tlr a day of ro top up water??

    on a 250 ltr tank that is like 5% per day is that normal or 2 much?

    Mark
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    seems a bit high for that size tank, i have a similar amount on my 550L system

    but it depends on the ambient temperature, air moisture content and of course your lighting system
     
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    Yes, I'm doing 10L per day. But my tank is in my Lapa and I got an open scrubber and that was during the winter. Now summertime it is less.

    Do you have a lot of air movement? Open windows creating draughts?
     
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    Well my water temp is at 24 - 25 I have a fan blowing all the time maybe that's why I have lots of water movement.
     
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    then it is the fan, but removing it and your temp will go up. Just one of those things...
     
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    It will more than likely be your fan, it is called evaporative cooling, whereby the fan is cooling the water by causing increased evaporation.
     
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