Full marine+ salt buildup/corrosion on the bulb cover. - Puffer Fish Information - Pufferfish, Boxfish, and Cowfish
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Full marine+ salt buildup/corrosion on the bulb cover.

Is there anything at all that i can do to prevent this or slow it down? Do they happen to make bulb covers that are resillient to salt corrosion? I am trying my best to keep the hood free of salt buildup. The tank he came with, the salt had eaten a giant hole in the plastic cover that protects the bulb in the hood. The one he is in now is bran new and twice i've had to take the hood completely apart to clean it now that his tank is 100% salt. Any ideas?
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sump or canister filter. Hang on the back filters splash and will cause that. That also answers the Q you had in the other thread.

If you go canister filter... take out the media and only put the live rock rubble in there.

As for live rock... you're looking at 1.5 lbs per gallon. It doesn't matter what kind you buy, but that is the guide. The substrate (sand) should be 1" or under. If possible use egg crate (check the lighting section of the hardware store) at the bottom of the tank to even out the weight of the live rock. Cover the egg crate with the sand and add the rock.

Live rock should be already cured. If it is not cured (and much cheaper) then you will have to cycle the tank.

Hope that helps a bit.

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