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post #1 of 3 Old 04-28-2009, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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I started construction on the house and was wondering if i start my reef tank did construction doing drywall painting and other thinks will this affect the tank. i really want to start my tank because i wont be done until the end of next year. Is there a way to protect it.
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-28-2009, 09:28 PM
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Not really
unless your contractors have the only dust catching device in the world.

I wouldnt suggest it, Just an empty tank alone with just a basement renovation over the winter collected 4" of construction( all dust, drywall dust,concrete dust, wood dust ect) dust in it, it had a full lid on it.

In order to protect it you need to seal it air tight.
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post #3 of 3 Old 04-29-2009, 06:52 AM
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I agree, I just remodeled my basement and let my 55G sit empty for 4 months, you would not believe the dust that got into that thing and I even had it tarped.....I know it's not what you want to hear, but it's just not the best idea, you will without a doubt get debri in your tank, and IMO I wouldn't risk it espically if you dumping alot of money into a reef tank
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