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Old 05-01-2007, 05:47 PM   #1
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Excess salt

I get salt buildup on the outside of my tank. When I clean it off a little falls back into the tank. Is this ok? Thank you
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No problem. I actually try to get it back into the tank. It's just dried salt from salt spray and will have little affect on your sg levels either way.
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Thank you. I didn't know if it built up bacteria or anything that could harm the tank. I'm a little new...ok, a LOT new.
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It`s called salt creep. I try to get it up but sometimes a little will fall back in. As Micah said it wont matter much for fish. I would probably want to keep it from falling on corals though because of the caustic effect.
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Yeah....coral is a long way down the road for me, but thank you!!
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Good point about the corals. Typically salt creep is near the edges of the tank and corals are usually not in the direct path but it's something to keep in mind if you have corals placed near the edges.
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