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sbarbee54 11-13-2012 04:19 AM

insides of aquarium heaters?
 
What is the meralic stuff in them, and is it bad for shrimp or fish....

Imi Statue 11-13-2012 05:04 AM

Do you have a picture(closeup) of the stuff in question?

sbarbee54 11-13-2012 05:27 AM

No as I tried sucking it all out of the tank

Merth 11-13-2012 05:48 AM

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.

Darkblade48 11-13-2012 06:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbarbee54 (Post 2076852)
What is the meralic stuff in them, and is it bad for shrimp or fish....

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbarbee54 (Post 2076904)
No as I tried sucking it all out of the tank

:icon_eek: It sounds like your heater exploded?

Edit: Nevermind, I saw your other thread :icon_eek:

sbarbee54 11-13-2012 06:11 AM

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

Merth 11-13-2012 02:10 PM

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


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