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Old 05-28-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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stainless steel in marine tank?

My husband is making a sump for our tank and cant find a plastic hose clamp, so he got a stainless steel one. He said this is ok, and i really don't know one way or another. I know that many metals are a no no, and i'd really like some advice on this before it is intergrated to our tank. Is stainless steel ok in a marine tank? thanks a bunch
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Old 05-28-2005, 10:50 PM   #2
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Not in the water, the grade of stainless used to make a clamp is not good enough to stand up to the corrosive power of saltwater. Stainless made to a high enough quality to be used in saltwater would be cost prohibitive and even the best grade would eventually corrode. If it's for use outside (ie; not in the water) it should be OK, I have used stainless steel hose clamps around my tank for years...they rust, but since they are not in the water it's not a big deal.
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Old 05-28-2005, 11:05 PM   #3
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What about pumps that claim to use stainless steel impellers? Aren't they safe?
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Yes they are safe....in most cases the stainless is treated and or enclosed and have dry run resitant seals..... These pumps are fine to use.
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Are pond pumps made with stainless steel propeller and parts? Are pond pumps able to be used in the aquarium?
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The most common Pond pump used in Aquarium Application is the Sequence pump, These pump are durable and dependable for both types of applications.
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Sequence pump? thats the brand name i take it your refering to? Hmm never heard of it. I will have to check that out. Menards here in MN has pond pumps and i thought about using one but i noticed that it had metal parts inside the propeller area, not sure if that would make a difference.
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Usually the Sequence pump is know for having there inner stainless parts enclosed for dry run. But these pumps i know of being the most common cross exchanged pumps from pond to salt.
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There are grades of stainless steel, and for aquariums you would need MARINE GRADE stainless steel. Prepare to mortgage your house.
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