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Not a photo, but I would like to share something. I was once doing maintenance on large tank with a huge homemade canopy. They had neglected maintenance a long time, and there was a massive buildup of salt around the metal halide fixture. As I looked into the situation, a large chunk of salt drop onto a massive Hammer Coral in the tank. I could not retrieve it quick enough, and about a 1/3 of the coral tissue was killed. Take care letting this stuff fall into your tank. :(

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Not a photo, but I would like to share something. I was once doing maintenance on large tank with a huge homemade canopy. They had neglected maintenance a long time, and there was a massive buildup of salt around the metal halide fixture. As I looked into the situation, a large chunk of salt drop onto a massive Hammer Coral in the tank. I could not retrieve it quick enough, and about a 1/3 of the coral tissue was killed. Take care letting this stuff fall into your tank. :(

Ugh. They were lucky just to lose a coral. I've seen a similar situation cause a fire. Luckily it was caught immediately! Salt creeping onto the thin wires of a light fixture=bad news.

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That's nothing, check this out.

 

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Thats the #1 reason I dont like sumps and water leaving the tank.. I just use AIO, but it can still get on the lid of the tank or light now and then..

 

 

Post up them creep photos, and no, not yo faces

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Ugh. They were lucky just to lose a coral. I've seen a similar situation cause a fire. Luckily it was caught immediately! Salt creeping onto the thin wires of a light fixture=bad news.

 

Results of salt creep. Please use a GFCI.

 

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