Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-06-2013, 08:34 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dmolavi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sewell, NJ
Posts: 2,123
Salt creep...

Holy cr@p on a cracker...I'm cleaning the top and rim of my tank every couple of days...is there any way to minimize it (besides limiting splash, of which I have zero), or is it just an "occupational hazard"?
__________________

__________________
20 gallon nano-reef torn down to make way for the 40B Reef (original thread and current update).
dmolavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 09:33 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Fresh2o's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 11,802
I think it it the latter. Evaporation is occurring in my FW tanks all the time; I just don't see the "evidence".

Just curious...do you know the relative humidity in the room the tank is in? I am not sure what the affect of humidity has on evaporation rate on a tank. My guess is that higher relative humidity would lead to lower evaporation.

Of course a cover with minimal open areas would do the trick but that has its drawbacks as well (depending on the setup).
__________________

__________________
I am an ALGAE farmer.
Terms of Service | Community Rules | FresH2O's Planted Tank | Fresh2o's Shrimp Tank
Fresh2o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 09:37 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dmolavi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sewell, NJ
Posts: 2,123
The humidity is low, now that the weather is cooling down and the heat is on. But, evaporation is different than salt creep...are they connected, I'm sure they are..
__________________
20 gallon nano-reef torn down to make way for the 40B Reef (original thread and current update).
dmolavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 11:07 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Stlrockguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Posts: 1,179
I noticed on my 55 gallon that if I didn't keep it topped off I'd get a bunch of salt creep. I'm not sure if this is your situation
__________________
Stlrockguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 11:37 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dmolavi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sewell, NJ
Posts: 2,123
I'll have to see if it tracks w/ water loss...I do top off once or twice a week, but plan on getting an ATO soon to do it for me.
__________________
20 gallon nano-reef torn down to make way for the 40B Reef (original thread and current update).
dmolavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 11:40 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Stlrockguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Posts: 1,179
Yea I set up a ato in my 150. It's a lot better then doing it myself.
__________________

__________________
Stlrockguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cree, salt

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.