Conversation Between isais and hydrophyte
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Thanks very much for raising this point. Potential interactions between fish and magnets were definitely something that came to mind during development of those magnet planters. I would not be surprised if some do have some sensitivity to strong magnetic fields. However, very strong sandwich magnets are already used with a number of aquarium appliances and other devices, such as algae scraping pads and powerheads, with apparently limited negative effects. This is perhaps an issue to be aware of, but I don't anticipate that those magents on the riparium planters will cause significant problems.
Nevertheless, I think that I would be disinclined to use such magnets with certain fish, such as sharks.
Heya, I just saw that you have a magnet basket product available now. Im a bit of a geek (ok honestly Im a HUGE geek) and I remember seeing a study a while back on the effects of magnetic waves on birds and sharks (I think it was on discovery channel and if I can find the specific story Ill link it). I was just wondering if you had considered the effect on fish with this set up, especially with how much iron we tend to dose in a planted tank? Im NOT a PITA member nor some crazy animal rights person, just thought I would bring this to your attension. Here are a couple of informative links if your interested http://www.coolmagnetman.com/magbio.htm