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Old 01-01-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Salt level problems

Any ideas on what I can do to stop my salt levels dropping all the time, I have a hood and then two glass plates but seem to get a lot of salt residue evaporate and cause my levels to drop, any ideas.....

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Old 01-01-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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Any ideas on what I can do to stop my salt levels dropping all the time, I have a hood and then two glass plates but seem to get a lot of salt residue evaporate and cause my levels to drop, any ideas.....
You just need to topoff more. If it bugs you, get an auto topoff
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You just need to topoff more. If it bugs you, get an auto topoff
What do you mean top off more or an auto top off?
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What do you mean top off more or an auto top off?
Top off with RO or distilled water he means or use a auto top of system that will automatically detect when the water level is low and it will pull water from another location via a pump and well... Top off your tank.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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Top off with RO or distilled water he means or use a auto top of system that will automatically detect when the water level is low and it will pull water from another location via a pump and well... Top off your tank.
Ok I'm with you now, my problem is the opposite loosing salt levels as there is loads of salt on the glass panels between the lights and the water
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Take the glass top off and get an auto top off unit.

Its very important to keep stable salinity.
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Take the glass top off and get an auto top off unit.

Its very important to keep stable salinity.
This ^^^^

What your experiencing I believe is "salt creep" someone correct me please of I'm wrong.
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This ^^^^

What your experiencing I believe is "salt creep" someone correct me please of I'm wrong.
That's is, so take the glass off? Will the salt levels still drop with the glass off?
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It's because of splashing. Where are the bubbles coming from that are making the salt leave the tank?
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Unless we're missng something by taking the glass lids off you should have a pretty normal evapuration rate. This will mean your salinity will raise unless you top up with RO water. Tunze do a great auto top off system i recommend looking into that one.

Just to add i've never met anyone that keeps the glass lids on their marine aquariums.
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