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I would make a custom neoprene gasket; or apply 3M 5200 Marine sealant if I really wanted it to be permanent.

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Kind of considering breaking down.....I've gotten no response from manufacturer about my salt creep issue. This was what happened over a 4 day time period.

 

 

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Just now, Friendly said:

why not consider making a DIY sump that fixes the salt creep?

I was considering this. Couldn't really come up with a great idea to keep the look intact but have it actually work....

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well...off the top of my head, something made of wood, that can be routered to exact specs for a proper seal, but lined with some sort of plastic container.

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57 minutes ago, smiz said:

Kind of considering breaking down.....I've gotten no response from manufacturer about my salt creep issue. This was what happened over a 4 day time period.

 

 

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Holy sh*t! Mine has salt creep around the entire seam but not like that. 

 

 

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is the tank completely seated / locked into the sump ? Looks like the right side is not completely in there and it is leaning.  

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2 hours ago, jbb_00 said:

is the tank completely seated / locked into the sump ? Looks like the right side is not completely in there and it is leaning.  

It was. It seems to me that the salt build up caused it to possibly pop out of the base???? 

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perhaps you can make a custom acrylic sump with a silicon seal to make it watertight?

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What about making some sort of DIY silcone seal? or cutting up some rubber seal from something else. I feel like there should be a way. 

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1 hour ago, smiz said:

It was. It seems to me that the salt build up caused it to possibly pop out of the base???? 

I used this to put a small bead of silicone around the tank . I have since taken the tank off of the stand but left the silicone intact and I have zero creep around the tank. I do have a small amount back by where the cords go into the sump but I could easily seal that as well. 20190220_144501.thumb.jpg.8eac4286655c66ba7502470afa5d9541.jpg

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On 2/20/2019 at 3:45 PM, jbb_00 said:

I used this to put a small bead of silicone around the tank . I have since taken the tank off of the stand but left the silicone intact and I have zero creep around the tank. I do have a small amount back by where the cords go into the sump but I could easily seal that as well. 20190220_144501.thumb.jpg.8eac4286655c66ba7502470afa5d9541.jpg

Might have to give this a go!

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for the silicon? I thought that was the baster to help clean things up when time to do a water change! 

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1 hour ago, Friendly said:

for the silicon? I thought that was the baster to help clean things up when time to do a water change! 

🤣 No baster here, I pull the NanoRox out and pour water across them to rinse any debris. 

 

The small applicator helps lay a tiny bead perfect for that issue. I use those to patch leaking HEPA filters at work . 

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1 hour ago, Christopher Marks said:

How has the little tank been holding up despite the salt creep issue @smiz?

Other wise been good! Coral looks really good and is spreading. Only downside is the salt issue.

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