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water level, where is yours?

Hi there,

I currently have an aqua one tank and fill it right to the black lid so you do not see space between water and lid. With a standard tank where does everyone keep their level and how do i know how much water to pump in to keep it there?

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Hi there,

I currently have an aqua one tank and fill it right to the black lid so you do not see space between water and lid. With a standard tank where does everyone keep their level and how do i know how much water to pump in to keep it there?

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Most of mine are about 2 inches below the rim, and i have to add Maybe a gallon every 2 weeks to keep it their, Ohio is Humid lol.
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I keep mine where you do. I have an AGA tank so my rim is about an inch and a half. I keep the water level somewhere in there so that it isn't visible.

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My AGA has a plastic trim ring and a built in overflow (reef ready tank) so the water level is always just above the trim line so you can't see it. My sump on the other hand does evaporate a 3-4 gallons a week.
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I keep mine about 1/2" below the top of the black rim to discourage jumpers. This also leaves about an inch and a half of evaporation room before the surface starts showing underneath the 2" black trim. During the summer I have to top off at least once a week to keep it that way.





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I keep my 55 about two inches below the top, That way I can keep an eye on the water flow from the bio filter simply looking thru the glass over the water surface.

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I keep my water between the bottom of the black trim and the black rim that the glass canopy sits on. As for how much to add to keep it there....i don't know gallons wise other than by trial and error. I know about how full to make each container I use for filling my various tanks based on how much has evaporated....but i've just figured it out by doing, if that makes sense.


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One of my pet peeves is tanks in which the water line is well below the top; this obviously doesn't bother me so much with rimless tanks, but any tank with a top trim piece whose water line is below is terribly unattractive in my opinion. To me, it's the equivalent of having a big piss stain on the carpet. Im sure you can guess where my water level is kept...
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I keep mine high enough that I can't see it, but low enough that it's not actually touching the glass tops. I've got the glass tops trimmed about as tight as they can be so I've never had to add water between water changes,
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I also keep mine above the bottom of the trim and obviously not overflowing. I hate seeing the water line.

If anyone keeps theirs under the trim and you don't want to see the water line, just run a peice of electrical tape under the trim. Looks clean and unnoticeable...thats what we did at the LFS I worked at since the overflows were just under the trim.

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I, using the cheap black plastic trimmed tanks, like to keep my water up above the black trim, just barely below the rim.

When the water evaporates below the level of the trim, I do a water change and top off at the same time.

Otherwise I will forget to do it.
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I keep mine as high as possible with out the surface adhering to the glass cover.


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So if i cut the slits in my overflow box to the hieght I want my water that should do the job then?
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Water lines are like panty lines on a woman, you know they are there but you don't really want to see them.

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Water lines are like panty lines on a woman, you know they are there but you don't really want to see them.
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