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Old 05-11-2006, 07:50 PM   #1
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Mag Drive 3 powerhead for Aqua C Remora Pro

My Remora Pro came in the mail today.

When I took the Mag Drive 3 powerhead out of the box, I noticed that the pump cover was held in place by four metal screws. Should I switch those out for plastic screws? Metal in a saltwater tank is generally a bad thing, right?
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The mag 3 pumps are made for submerged usage and therefore are either coated to remain rust free or will be something like aluminum i would expect. I've never heard of a rust problem on them.
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They will most likely be stainless steel. You don't need to replace them. If you want peace of mind, seal them over with aquarium safe silicone.

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i'd be surprised if they are stainless steel, cause it still finds a way to rust.
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Here is a pic of my mag 3 thats been in sw for a little over 1 year. Only thing happening to the heads is they are getting covered with coraline
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i'd be surprised if they are stainless steel, cause it still finds a way to rust.
Stainless steel will still rust, depends on the grade

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