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post #1 of 5 Old 02-01-2012, 05:35 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation rust is it bad?

i have two little rusty wires that keep my filter on its location... will rust damage my aquarium and my fish/pants/snails in it?
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-01-2012, 08:55 AM
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Over time yes it is bad.

It is decaying metal and you do not want that in your tank.

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-01-2012, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Over time yes it is bad.

It is decaying metal and you do not want that in your tank.
why?
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-01-2012, 10:36 AM
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Rust is basically Ferric Oxide (Iron which has broken down). If allowed to build up in enough quantity it can be toxic to fish.

If it is only a tiny amount of rust then scrapping it off probably would not hurt. A small amount will not cause any major problems but I would remove it all the same.

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-01-2012, 12:16 PM
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I use zip ties like woah in my fish tank, might work for ya.

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