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Old 03-11-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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mounting lighting inside canopy

I'm mounting L brackets on the sides of my canopy in my 20 long in order to support my 24 inch t-5 lighting. It's the older style light by coralife with the built-in extending wire supports. I bought some zinc brackets at the local hardware store and i'm wondering if that metal will be safe for aquarium use. It's a freshwater setup.
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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I believe zinc will rust (google: zinc rust proof). I would go with stainless steel instead.
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Yeah I had that sinking feeling. Glad I waited before drilling. I'll look for stainless. What about brass?
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:10 PM   #4
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Yeah I had that sinking feeling. Glad I waited before drilling. I'll look for stainless. What about brass?
Brass should be okay too; it is used for plumbing fixtures.
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