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Old 11-25-2005, 03:37 PM   #1
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i've been trying to keep a 30 gallon tank full of about 15 gallons of premixed saltwater. i have a powerhead in there and a heater. the only problem is that above the water level, it's getting a bit mouldy. do you think contact with the mould would be dangerous to my reef?

what method do you guys use to keep quantities of saltwater on hand?
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Also what do you mean by moldy?
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i mean a white scummy/fluffy growth.
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Are you talking about salt creep. If you are you will be OK.
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no, it's not crystaline. it's slippery. there is mold on the lid, and more scummy down by the water level.
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I`ve never seen that. I would say to be on safe side I would not use that. Do you have a LFS that you can get fresh made water from.
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Is the storage tank in too much light? Is it covered? It sounds like I have the same setup. Never had any problems with mold.
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it's partially covered and is in my closet.
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