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Old 02/15/2018, 08:27 AM   #26
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moisture is not exactly the same as salt creep.
salt creep means that saltwater is splashing to the wall, perhaps due to (micro)bubbles, water splashing in the overflow etc., which is what I think jamie is referring to as tank not setup properly.
my tank is quite close to the wall and I don't get salt on the wall.
we all know evaporation alone does not have any salt content.


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Old 02/15/2018, 01:12 PM   #27
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moisture is not exactly the same as salt creep.
salt creep means that saltwater is splashing to the wall, perhaps due to (micro)bubbles, water splashing in the overflow etc., which is what I think jamie is referring to as tank not setup properly.
my tank is quite close to the wall and I don't get salt on the wall.
we all know evaporation alone does not have any salt content.
Bingo, We have a winner. This is correct. I have never owned tanks without overflows in the back. So that's why I would say for me, I keep mine away.


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Old 02/15/2018, 02:30 PM   #28
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Given that your Red Sea Max is fairly self-contained (power mgmt equipment and such) you can get closer than many. Not sure how much clearance the lighting hinge assembly needs. Power heads were mentioned already. Could use some gap if that chiller is going in the cabinet so the heat has a chance to escape.


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Old 02/15/2018, 03:17 PM   #29
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I had this same issue with my tank at my old house. If the tank was all the way to the wall I would get salt on the wall. So I pulled it out some and stuck a fake plant next to it.
It worked in my favor because I fit my top off water in what looked like the pot for the plant


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I have always allowed for 4-6" between the tank and wall. Even if all the plumbing is under the tank and the electrical outlet is to the side of the tank, something willk find it's way back there and if there isn't enough room to retrieve it, there it will stay. No biggie if it's nothing of value. It's a whole other story if it's your prized, expensive fish flopping around back there.


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Old 02/16/2018, 06:32 AM   #31
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I don’t have any salt creep on my wall...

The overflow is in the back, the wall is cut out and the overflow is in the wall. The other side is opened as well to access it from my basement stairwell. The entire hole is taped up with aluminum tape and coated with epoxy paint. The overflow has a lid.


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This is what I would have thought too

Like I said people walk into my office and will be staring at the side of the tank as they come in the door
But facing it when they sit
So I wanted to keep the gap to a minimum unless absolutely needed
If you can't get it close enough, why not add a filler board.


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Mine is fine. You guys do realize latex paint is pretty water resistant right?

Iím sure everyone here showers daily. The steam from the shower every day exposes your walls to more moisture than you tank ever could.
Before I can make a intelligent decision, please explain to me more about this shower every day concept.


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Before I can make a intelligent decision, please explain to me more about this shower every day concept.

Hahaha

Mine are realistically usually weekly, on tuesdays.


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Aww shoot... that ain't gonna work, mama does her clothes scrub'n on Tuesdays.


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