Dosing Calcification and Leaks

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  1. MikeO5422

    MikeO5422 Active Member

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    Just curious, has anyone had any experience or evidence that indicates calcification (from dosing) on the glass corners/seams can cause leaks?
     
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    Never herd of it happening like that. It usually occurs on things that produce heat. You will have mad buildup on pumps before it would on a seam of silicone.

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    Are you seeing a white substance building up on the outside of seam?
     
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    No, I just have quite a bit of calcification in the area I dose. It was because it was too stagnant for a while. It's alot better now bc I added a powerhead but i think it's still happening. I am not sure what else to do except dose slower, which I can't do with my current pump. But my real concern is, could this impact the seems. It's def touching them but I don't see any visible penetration yet.
     
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    Best pic I could get. Doses right over a powerhead if you can see it.

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    Ahh ok.. only thing I would suggest is to spread the dose out as much as possible and keep the effluent directly in your water movement. You must be dosing directly into display?
    I don't think it would harm the seams if it gets crusted over. I've had it happen before. But you are losing product!
     
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    It looks as if the power head is submerged a good amount. For dosing, you want the surface of water that comes into contact with your dose to be rapidly churning.
     
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    ty for the insight. I will try to spread the dose out a bit more.
     
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