Wheres the water goin?

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I've been watching my water level slowly go down over the past couple of weeks. I think I have lost about an inch or so of water in that time. I have checked everywhere and there doesn't seem to be any leaks. My room has been kept pretty cool and I have a full cover. The water temp is 78 degrees. Could it still be evaporation?

So I guess I have two questions then. Where is my water going? And regardless, what should I do about it?

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Do you gravel vacuum every week and replace water every week because you should do a minimum of 10% water change weekly but more would be better. If you haven't added any water in a few weeks than it's just evaporation, especially if it's a small tank, my ten gallon probably loses one gallon every week due to evaporation. Just add water throughout the week if it causes problems or bothers you.
 

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Yes, it's evaporation.
 

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Yes it's definately evaporation
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Ok thanks. I dont even have fish yet so no, I'm not doing water changes.
 

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definitely evaporation. Even a tight-fitting lid will evaporate a lot. Which is some ofhte reason you want a lid, because you would have to replace several gallons of water (depending on tank size...) each week without one.
 

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Depending upon the ambient temp of the room, my tank will go through anywhere from 1/2 to 1 gallon per week. Since I change my water weekly I don't bother to add any back and just make up for it with the water changes.

All tanks will evaporate some water as a result of the water temperature and the water movement itself.
 

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My big tank is currently fishless cycling and the sheer amount of water i ahve had to add is unbelieveable! It seems that everyday more water has to go in, but hey it's all part of the fun
 
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