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Old 10-25-2003, 01:24 AM   #1
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my mag drive 9.5

okay i have it out side of the sump and it seems like theres salt building up around the casing?"??????????/
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Old 10-25-2003, 02:12 AM   #2
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if ur sump has an open top, then you will see salt buliding up along all edges of everything. this is just due to evaporation. also if water splashes at all, salt will be left wherever the water hit. its nothing to be alarmed about. just do top offs and check salinity often to be sure it doesnt fluctuate.
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Old 10-25-2003, 02:14 AM   #3
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okay well hear me out the pump is out side the sump not really near the waterrr
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if its in the same general area tho, like under a cabinet, you will still get it, especially if it is running. i get salt all along the walls, pipes, lights, everything that is in the cabbinet with my sump, and mine is over half way covered, only part thats not is where my skimmer is hanging.
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Old 10-25-2003, 02:21 AM   #5
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90 Gal AGA tank
Oceanic SUMP 2 bio balls, 3 filter pads,&Crbn
Magdrive 9.5 pump
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110 lbs live rock Fiji,Caribian, Keys rock
40lbs live sand 100lbs araganite
15lbs black reg.sand
Berlin Classic with turbo upgrade
2 Maxi JEt Power head 1200
1 Rio 2100 for??
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1 Chocolate Starfish
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If salt buildup iss occuring then you might have a micro water leak around the seals. As the water evaporates the only thing left behind is the salt thus this is evidence of a seal not being totally water tight.
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When running a mag externally you may see salt creep around the motor casing. This is because there is only a small o-ring sealing the case to the motor housing. Usually small sand particles work their way in there and cause a microscopic leak that just slowly gets bigger with time. My advice would be to either put the mag in the sump or run a very thin layer of silicone around the pump case cover!


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