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Old 01-08-2012, 10:56 AM   #31
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Ok, so my T5's have been on long enough, all the screens are no longer on top of the tank, and I'm ready to take off the glass canopy lids.

One question, though. My light is about 8" above the tank (on legs). Do you think I would get salt creep on my T5 fixture at that height? I really don't want salt creep in this light fixture (like I've had on my other light fixtures in the past).
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It's possible. It all depends if you have splashing at the surface or not.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:34 PM   #33
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Yes, I have a powerhead agitating the surface. Bah- I'd really like to have the glass lids off, but I really don't want to have the salt creep again on my lights. Too bad...lids are staying on.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:18 PM   #34
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A powerhead agitating the surface shouldn't be a problem. Both if my powerheads agitate the surface and I have no lids or problems with salt creep.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:22 PM   #35
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I always have salt creep on mine, it's at least 8" off the surface and I hardly have any surface agitation. I think it comes with the territory
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:23 PM   #36
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Too bad I'll need to leave my lids on because they get salty and somewhat non-transparent pretty quickly. I'll clean them, but the next day they'll get dirty again.

I know this has to negatively affect my corals...
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