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    Dry wall dust?

    I've finally finished hanging the sheet rock in my basement & I'm starting on the mudding.

    How is my 10G nano going to react to the dust when I start sanding? I was thinking I'd cover it while I'm working but the plan is for me to do an hour here & an hour there as I get the time.

    Thanks!

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    I would definetly cover it! Even if you just throw a towel over the top, and make sure the dust is settled before you remove the towel too. There could be all kind of stuff in the drywall that I'm sure you don't want in your tank.
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    There is a shopvac attachment that you can get for sanding drywall mud. It sucks up the dust as you go so there's less mess. I've used it once but although its not 100% perfect it does do a fairly good job at keeping the dust to a minimum.

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    The shop vac attachment is really good! Not as much dust and very little mess-we are doing our basement right now and use it!

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    I'll have to go looking for that thanks for the tip
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    Dry wall dust is like smoke and will get everywhere. The attachment for your shop vac will capture most of it. Make sure you use the special yellow drywall dust bags in the vac or the motor will burn out in about 4 hours of use. Drywall mud contains silica and it is very hard on motor parts and human lungs. Face mask is still required even if using the vac attachment. cover you tank very well when you do this and you will be OK.
    Rob

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    Dont make the mistake not to cover it well..I did and my corals suffered when I renovated due to that.

    Its good to place a damp towel on the tank it helps to stop the dust from getting into the tank.
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    If you can turn off the lights cover the tank with plastic and pump air into the air space above the water to create a positive pressure area that air can only escape from. Just make sure you filter the ingoing air.
    Rob

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