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Old 08-13-2003, 09:34 AM   #1
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Are metal clamps in water ok?

I was testing my skimmer when I first got it, in a test tank with only saltwater in it.
Im using metal clamps for the tubing, which are attached to a small PH and the water intake on the skimmer. I noticed that these clamps are rusting now only after a couple of days.

Is this bad? If so, what other kinds of clamps should be used?

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Old 08-13-2003, 10:11 AM   #2
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Use plastic tiewraps. You can get them in any hardware store.
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Old 08-13-2003, 12:06 PM   #3
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the only metal I would allow in my tank would be stainless steel. everything else should be kept out.
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Thanks Fellas!!
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I wouldnt even use stainless,,, Use only Titanium. Thats why heaters, and probes are always titanium not stainless..

get that clamp outta there if you want anything to live
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Old 08-14-2003, 12:46 AM   #6
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I don't know about everything dying because you are using a stainless clamp or not, I have had a stainless clamp on my submersible pump since day one. No ill effects here. I am noticing that it is rusty and that may not be good, so I am going to change it out with a plastic one.. They do sell the same thing in plastic.. I have seen them online but, I can't remember where... I will look and post it as soon as I find it....
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anything that corrodes in water shouldn't be in the water..
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