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Yea, we bought aquarium salt when we first started and have hardly used it after reading that it's better to not use it unless medicating. I'd agree that the salt is probably gone or mostly gone after 2-3 months of regular water changes and that's minerals you're seeing - it's a white that's kind of chalky looking? What are you treating your tap water with?Butterfly said:f you quit using it that long ago maybe what your seeing is minerals from your water instead of salt.
We also have hard water & get the lime buildup in spots.0morrokh said:We have super hard water here so I get a lot of build up of that, on the filters especially. I would guess what you're seeing is lime from the tap water, not salt. I have never known salt to leave a residue like that, although I suppose it's quite possible it could.
Yea, sounds like lime, tough to get off for us too. I'm not sure if you don't need to treat well water or not, have you ever tested the well water for the metals? I probably would treat it with a top product like Prime to be safe as it not only removes the hard metals, but also helps your water conditions and a small bottle treats something like 1000 gallons.. it only needs 1/10 of a mL per gallon i believe. Although as long as nothing is getting into the well water, I don't think it's a necessity, more of an 'extra'.rip_van_winkle said:Yes there is stuff on sides of my filter where it splashes and the walls of the tank that looks like chalk, but it doesn't really come off. I also don't treat my tap water because we have a well and i guess almost everything gets filtered out.
Thanks guys for your input.