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Old 04-01-2008, 12:25 AM   #1
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My tank keeps on slowly building up salt residue on the bottom frame on one side. It builds up over the course of a few days then I wipe it off and it comes back again. Do you think I could put some type silicon or something on there to stop the slow leak? Or is it better that my upgrade to a bigger tank happen about a year before planned? Of couse I would rather just fix it for now. It has been this way for about 3-weeks. Please take a look at the pictures. Thanks.
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:33 AM   #2
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Hmmm, I'd be interested in looking under the tank to see how much build up you have there. If it is a crack, they tend to spread (thing of a crack in your windshield). You might be able to get away with putting everything in totes (with a heater, ph and lighting if you have corals) and taking a look at the crack/leak. If it is a seal leak you can fix that, but a crack is totally different.
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Are you sure it's just not water that runs down the side from maintenance or mucking around in the tank? I get something that looks like that too, but it's normally just from when I wipe off the glass but forget to wipe down along the frame. There's no leak in mine, just me being lazy.
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The underside looks good, no salt build up at all. At first I thought it was maybe from me doing maintenance etc, but I know now that is definitely not the case. I don't think there is a crack in the glass anywhere, I think the seal is bad somehow. I guess thats what I get for buying a tank from PetCo. It is made buy AllGlass.
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I see the same stuff its water that drips down from when i stick my hand in the tank then the water evaporates leaving the salt behind.
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That seems like a very localized area. It looks like the salt creep is coming out from the bottom, not something that was splashed down, but I could be wrong.
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I had the same fear at one point water catches really well on that bottom rim. My guess would be ryshark is right-handed since its on the right side of the tank. I could be wrong though
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Yeah it is definitely not water caused by me, I have already exhausted that option. I wish it was though.
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That is definately salt creep. Either you seal is gone or you have a crack in the tank some where. I would go with Roka's suggestion and get a tote and put everything into it and check the tank out. If it is a seal that can be fixed but it will take at least a day to cure good before you refill the tank.
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