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Carbon takes out toxins and impurities from the water, such as those produced by leather corals for example.
It's so easy just to put a half cup in a mesh bag and throw it in.
I love running carbon, definitely a good thing to have!
 
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Carbon takes out toxins and impurities from the water, such as those produced by leather corals for example.
It's so easy just to put a half cup in a mesh bag and throw it in.
Ok! I’ll add some right now! (My HOB is running out of room... course sponge, floss, course media, fine sponge, more floss.... ._.)
 

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Guys, do you REALLY think evaporation would be that bad in just a week?
How much do you typically find you need to top off in a week? I ran my pico without an ato for months. It has one now, and I'm glad, but you can make it without, even with sensitive corals if your evaporation isn't too bad.
 

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I think the key to remember is that everyone's situation is going to be a little different. What is an absolute no go for some people, works just fine for others. You have to decide if you want to take that risk or not, and if you're going to be okay if it doesn't go well.

If you had enough time I'd tell you to try to run a week without topping off or feeding as often as you do to test and see what happens - trial run - but that way you're still available to make changes if it isn't going well.
 

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Guys, do you REALLY think evaporation would be that bad in just a week?
We have no way of knowing this on your tank. You have the only information. My dt is losing 3g a day. You've had the tank running, how much are you evaporating in a week? Will the ac in the house stay on while you are away?
 

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How much do you typically find you need to top off in a week? I ran my pico without an ato for months. It has one now, and I'm glad, but you can make it without, even with sensitive corals if your evaporation isn't too bad.
We have no way of knowing this on your tank. You have the only information. My dt is losing 3g a day. You've had the tank running, how much are you evaporating in a week? Will the ac in the house stay on while you are away?
I only loose like, MAYBE 1 inch of water per week. (But that’s IF it’s really hot outside. Normally it’s less than that)


Will the ac in the house stay on while you are away?
Yes, it will.
 
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I only loose like, MAYBE 1 inch of water per week. (But that’s IF it’s really hot outside. Normally it’s less than that)
Do you top off throughout the week or all at once?
 

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I only loose like, MAYBE 1 inch of water per week. (But that’s IF it’s really hot outside. Normally it’s less than that)



Yes, it will.
In that case, I'd just fill it to the Brim and go. It's soon enough that you're not going to be able to order anything to fix the problem you've been staring down for a few days already.

Just choose a course of action and act.
 

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I’m working on a custom shirt for this thread! Stay tuned... ;Troll
I believe there already is one :D

A couple people already got theirs and the link floats around here somewhere hahah
 

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If the AC is on what does it matter what the outside temp is? Just wondering.
The air conditioner removes humidity in the air. If it's hot and humid outside the ac will be pulling more moisture out of the air meaning more evap...
 

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I want to get 3 different Monti Caps, place them on a ledge in my tank about 2" from each other and see what happens.

That is all, carry on. ;)
Working on this project right now ;)
 
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