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Re: Going to make my own top up system

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:48 pm
by malakye
buy a condensation tray if your loosing that much on such a small tank.

Re: Going to make my own top up system

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:17 pm
by Getthejist
i do own one but my lid doesnt fit over it and also because im switching to crystal red shrimp so the temp will be 5 C colder

Re: Going to make my own top up system

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:38 pm
by Katfish
Today I built my home made auto top system.
The advantage of doing it this way is NO 230v running though the float switch only 3v

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Total cost was around £15 + 1 Coke Bottle

Re: Going to make my own top up system

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:54 pm
by malakye
Well done, to technical for me I like to keep things simple but at that price you can't go wrong.

Re: Going to make my own top up system

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:23 pm
by Katfish
To be honest it was very easy to build.

The only thing that came pre made was the float switch bracket

Re: Going to make my own top up system

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:03 am
by Blowfish
small tanks really do lose more water...some of the little nano betta or marine tanks need topped up daily!
If using ro water you could buffer the ph so it matches your aquarium water. :thu:
Great find great for marine aquariums as these tend lose a fair bit compared to freshwater(my 240 litre lost up to 10litres a day in the summer!!!) and as mentioned standard shop bought top-ups are overpriced! :ok:

Re: Going to make my own top up system

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:50 pm
by cwmorrow
I use a plastic tub of RO water with a hose going to a float valve in the sump.
Works great. A small float valve, like a toilet uses without electricity.