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Old 07-17-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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Salt on the water line

What's up everybody.. I have a fish only salt water tank and I noticed that when I look up at the water line there a bunch of salt just sitting on the water.. Is this normal and supposed to be like that?. Or am I doing something wrong?.. Thanks for your help!!
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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What's up everybody.. I have a fish only salt water tank and I noticed that when I look up at the water line there a bunch of salt just sitting on the water.. Is this normal and supposed to be like that?. Or am I doing something wrong?.. Thanks for your help!!
May not have enough surface movement. Does the water have a lot of movement at the surface?
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:21 PM   #3
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Do you have a sump?
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I have the outflow tub from my filter pointing towards the surface to move it around, and what's a sump?..
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How do you mix/add your water? Do you have any other surface agitation other than your filter? A sump is a desperate tank that usually sits under your display, with an overflow and return so it pumps our water through it, sometimes filled with live rock or cheato, you can put your skimmer and heater in there too to keep it out of your display...
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How do you mix/add your water? Do you have any other surface agitation other than your filter? A sump is a desperate tank that usually sits under your display, with an overflow and return so it pumps our water through it, sometimes filled with live rock or cheato, you can put your skimmer and heater in there too to keep it out of your display...
I have a wet dry filter that I'm about to set up. You put the heater in the box of the filter or in the tank?
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If you have a sump you can put it in there, otherwise it goes in the tank. I am not familiar with a wet/dry set up so I can't help you there...
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good answer here Why is the top of my water cloudy?
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:37 AM   #9
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I don't have an over flow wall.. My heater and all id in my tank.. I have a canister filter..
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What size tank is it?
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