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broujos 02-01-2012 04:35 AM

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?

Tazman 02-01-2012 07:55 AM

Over time yes it is bad.

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

broujos 02-01-2012 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tazman (Post 969707)
Over time yes it is bad.

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

why?

Tazman 02-01-2012 09:36 AM

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.

beetlebz 02-01-2012 11:16 AM

I use zip ties like woah in my fish tank, might work for ya.


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