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Is this a sign that my water is evaporating? every month or so i have to refill just a bit, i haven't seen any leaks.

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Yup
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Yes, your water is evaporating. The droplets are water that has condensed from vapour form onto the sides of your res.

This is entirely normal.

Is it a problem? Not really. Every loop loses some water over time. It will usually escape in miniscule quantities as time goes by, but as long as you're keeping it topped up there's nothing to worry about. Believe it or not, your losses are probably due to diffusion of water molecules through the material your tubes are made out of (afaik most tubing is porous) and possibly a not-quite-airtight seal in the screw threads that hold your res top on.

Just try to keep an airtight seal on the system and that's about as good as you can do to keep fluid losses to a minimum.
Edited by sivyr - 6/20/11 at 1:37pm
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yep. i just had to top mine off too. it just happens.
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Condensation in the res is common since you are heating the water up and it will inevitably be hotter than the walls of the res.

Do check your fittings though, I do get condensation in my loop, but the liquid level rarely drops, you could have a slow leak on one of your fittings, even a little moisture leaving a fitting might not be obvious but will cause your levels to drop over time.
    
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I have had that happen, but just very little or no water at all do I lose. It is normal, but I am concerned about the losing water part.
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