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Old 04-05-2003, 01:19 PM   #1
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Salt on the sides of my tank ???????

I keep getting salt settling on the sides of my tank , I dont have any power heads, is this why . Im going to get 2 power heads today I hope it helps, I have to scrape it off everyday ! Another ? should I use carbon in my sump , this is a fish only tank for now ?
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Is this salt on the outside or the inside?

If its on the outside where is it located? Toward the top or the bottom? If its toward the bottom then it could be as a result of a pinhole leak. if its toward the top then it could be from splashing or spilling some water out of the tank and its evaporating.
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Am I correct in assuming it is above the water line? It's called salt creep. As the water is in the tank, there is splash, bubbles burst etc...as the water evaporates, the salt and minerals don't, they stay and accumulate. Slat creep is natural for any tank, just unsightly.
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