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Old 10-07-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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Mold and dampness!

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I've had my tank up and running for around 5 months after upgrading to a 60g(uk) with 2 sumps under my DT with my equipment and LSB and chaeto.Over the last 2 months I've been getting mould on the inside of my stand due to the sumps,I guess its just the warm moisture generated by the sumps.Is there any way i can stop this,would a fan built in to the stand keeping a good airflow help?
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A fan inside the stand would definitely help get the moisture out of there.
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What about putting a lid on the sump,would that help?
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I think putting a lid on the sumps would just slow the process. It will still be how and damp in the stand even with a lid. It might cut down on the moisture a little but i suspect it will just cause the mold to grow a little more slowly. A fan will help to keep air circulation in there and fix the problem.
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Ok thanks for your help,I think I may put a 3/4 lid on it just in case its spashes from the sump causing the problem,if this doesn't help I'll fit a fan.
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