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insides of aquarium heaters?

What is the meralic stuff in them, and is it bad for shrimp or fish....

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Do you have a picture(closeup) of the stuff in question?
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No as I tried sucking it all out of the tank

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The strip consists of two strips of different metals which expand at different rates as they are heated, usually steel and copper, or in some cases brass instead of copper.
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What is the meralic stuff in them, and is it bad for shrimp or fish....
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No as I tried sucking it all out of the tank
It sounds like your heater exploded?

Edit: Nevermind, I saw your other thread

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I mean the metalic looking stuff that is loose in the heater. I do not think it is cooper...

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If its the type that has the spiral heating element I believe its a nickel-chromium combo
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