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Old 06-19-2010, 02:49 PM   #1 
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Heater causing water to evaporate?

I have my heater set at 80 and it seems that its warm enough to cause the water to evaporate so after a few hours there will be droplets of water all over the top of the aquarium lid/light/acrylic. Is this normal?

Should I leave more openings around the top so that water can evaporate freely instead of getting stuck all over the top of the tank?
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Old 06-19-2010, 03:07 PM   #2 
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It's normal and it's caused by the air, not the heater. The air just sucks the moisture from your water causing it to evaporate.
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:59 PM   #3 
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Is there any way to prevent this from happening?
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:25 PM   #4 
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this is normal. if you are using a quality hood it should help slow down the evaporation
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:57 AM   #5 
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How would I go about slowing it if I don't have a quality hood? What else is a factor in this?
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:58 AM   #6 
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I don't really think you can do much, but to answer your question, among other things evaporation is affected by temperature and humidity.

The higher the temperature, the faster the evaporation.

The lower the humidity, the faster the evaporation.

Those are the two most easily controlled factors.

I just add more water as needed.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:47 AM   #7 
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lol no, it cant be stopped and you shouldnt try either because your fish will need fresh air at the surface too. just refill the water and dont be lazy... ;-P
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