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rust is it bad?

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Old 02-01-2012, 04:35 AM   #1
 
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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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Old 02-01-2012, 07:55 AM   #2
 
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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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Old 02-01-2012, 09:17 AM   #3
 
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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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Old 02-01-2012, 09:36 AM   #4
 
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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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Old 02-01-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
 
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I use zip ties like woah in my fish tank, might work for ya.
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