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Old 01-25-2003, 09:05 PM   #11
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I use a damp papertowel to remove the saltcreep every time I scrape the algae or whenever I have to remove the lighting...

what I want to know is how you get the deposits off the glass top, I know it has to cut down on light intensity. (we have to have the top due to the snowflake)
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Old 01-25-2003, 09:19 PM   #12
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Take the tops and lay them in the bath tub, or stand them up in the shower
use white vinegar. Put vinegar in a good heavy duty spray bottle and spray generously. Let stand for 10 min and spray again. let stand for another 5 min and wipe of with a damp sponge and rinse well. If it is too bad, you can use a x fine stell wool and buff the glass. I do this and my glas stays clear and lights are brighter
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Forgot to mention. Salt is a type of astringent. It is used in baths to help certain skin disorders and to soften water.. If you leave your bag of salt open for very long, it will weep and soak up a lot of moisture and in this moisture is the bad stuff we breath. I know no-one likes to admit that their house would have germs floating around in the air, however, they are everywhere. This ends u in the salt creep as it (Hangs on the back of the tank) He he...no pun intended,,, and absorbs all of this stuff. I don't think I would like it ground up in my spahgetti sauce...Anyway, I know that our aquariums arent pure oxygen fed and vaccum sealed so, in effect, you are going to get all of this stuff regardless of whether it is salt creep or air exchange in the water. In that, it is going to aquire impurities anyway no matter what we do.

What did I just say here? It is still to each his own. JMO
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i've been putting it back in the tank for 12yrs now ,with the current in the tank it desolves fast. never had a problem. can't say the salanity has changed either. with your normal water changes its a matter of cleaning it or putting it back in the tank. 8)
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