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Old 05-23-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Plumbers tape?

S plumbers tape(the white stuff used for a good seal) ok to be used in an aquarium. I am wanting to use it to fit an attachment to a power head.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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I wouldnt use it, it may break down to a toxin in ur water if left for a long period of time, try to do some research on it nd see wut it is made of nd then see wut is harmful for to fish
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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I have used it for securing one of the Hydor FLO attachments to my powerhead with no I'll effects in my saltwater 37. I did so at the recommendation of my LFS.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:07 PM   #4
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I wouldnt use it, it may break down to a toxin in ur water if left for a long period of time, try to do some research on it nd see wut it is made of nd then see wut is harmful for to fish
Ok I'm gonna see what it's made of, but isnt it designed to be wet and not break down
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:10 PM   #5
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Ok I'm gonna see what it's made of, but isnt it designed to be wet and not break down
Its designed to stop leaks, i work in HVAC so i kno exactly wut ur talkin about, im not sayin it will break down nd desinigrate, it may jus break down nd release a toxin into the water if soaked for extended periods
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:11 PM   #6
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teflon tape should be fine. I mean we put it on out drinking water fixtures and I have never seen it break down.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:30 PM   #7
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teflon tape should be fine. I mean we put it on out drinking water fixtures and I have never seen it break down.
Yea u use it on fixtures that arent bein touched by water 24/7, its only flowing through a couple times a day, this is actually sitting in water all day everyday, its better to research it urself then to jus throw it in there nd have a wipeout
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:56 PM   #8
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Used it before, in my aquariums. Went through a year of trouble trying to find out wut was wrong with my tank, my grandfather works for united water, big water company in the tri state area(NJ) he tested my water nd found toxins, mayb not strong enuff to hurt me if i actually drank it, but deff was strong enough to kill off my fish. Now thats y i told the guy who made the thread to jus do research on the type of teflon he is using, jus to be safe. Nd nah i dont need to google it bcuz this about fish not humans
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:05 PM   #9
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teflon tape..is it safe? - The Reef Tank
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There are some google answers to if teflon tape is safe for aquariums. I know you had issues with what you believe was teflon tape, maybe it was a fluke maybe it wasn't but people have been using it without ill effects for some time.
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Let's keep this on topic. I think we've all given our opinions in the matter.
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