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Old 12/29/2007, 05:41 PM   #1
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Salt Creep

I have salt creep all over one side of my lights lens, is it blocking the light intesity,how do i keep it off my lens the powerhead is so strong its causing water to splash up on it and it sits about 5 inches off the water surface.


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Old 12/29/2007, 05:42 PM   #2
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Put the powerhead deeper in the water?


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Old 12/29/2007, 05:49 PM   #3
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i wish that would work its all the way down as far as the tubing running out of the tank will let me


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Old 12/29/2007, 10:20 PM   #4
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Post some pics. Did your powerhead come with attachments, ones that allow you to angle the flow down?


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Old 12/29/2007, 11:03 PM   #5
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Aim the powerhead at the side of the tank and under the top brace. The top brace will help contain most of the bounce-back and direct it towards the middle of the tank instead of splashing it over the lip. This helps a lot but you still need to wipe down your lites every week.


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Old 12/29/2007, 11:20 PM   #6
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i wish that would work its all the way down as far as the tubing running out of the tank will let me
Do you have the airline connected to the PH? If so removed it.

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Old 12/30/2007, 06:29 AM   #7
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thank you all for ur replies


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Old 12/30/2007, 06:39 AM   #8
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Old 12/30/2007, 06:57 AM   #9
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Yea my friend, You don't need an airline on the powerhead. Great for fresh, not for salt.


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Old 12/30/2007, 07:02 AM   #10
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someone explain if i take the airline off it stops blowing water through it


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Old 12/30/2007, 07:04 AM   #11
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Nah, if you take the airline off it stops blowing air but water continues to flow. Its just harder to see the water without the air bubbles in it.


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Old 12/30/2007, 07:06 AM   #12
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wow i feel dumb now thanks alot man that helps a ton ur a life saver


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Old 12/31/2007, 12:31 AM   #13
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We all started some where, and learned as we go. Also now that the salt creep should lessen you might move your PH up so break the surface tension, this will help with air exchange and keeping the scum file off the top.

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Old 12/31/2007, 01:41 AM   #14
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cool thanks for ur help,think i might get one of the hydor koralia3 powerheads too what do ya think


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Old 01/02/2008, 06:24 AM   #15
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cool thanks for ur help,think i might get one of the hydor koralia3 powerheads too what do ya think
I'm probably getting two Koralia2 or 3. They have great gentle flow and use way less power then any other power head. The only advantage that standard power heads have over a Koralia is that they could be used as a filter with a filter sponge attachment.

What is salt creep? Is that when thick chunks of salt get on your equipment? Does it only get on stuff when water splashes on it? I got some on a tube coming out of the water and some even on top of the hood next to the light bulb. How is this possible? It's on the other side.


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