Copper In aquarium water - Page 2
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > DIY


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-09-2012, 06:14 PM   #16
OverStocked
Planted Tank Guru
 
OverStocked's Avatar
 
PTrader: (76/94%)
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SoDak
Posts: 10,732
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AirstoND View Post
Try aluminum conduit, aluminum oxide doesn't scale off like copper's.

Aluminum is actually the best conductor, copper is the cheapest conductor.
http://www.tibtech.com/conductivity.php

Copper is both more expensive and a better conductor. Second only to Silver.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nalu86 View Post
Where did you get your source?

copper is 3-6x more expensive than aluminum...
And copper is one of the best conductors, that why they use it for electricity, and heating elements. The best conductor is gold, but that's to expensive to use.
I'm not sure where the idea that gold is the best conductor came from, but it isn't true. Both silver and copper are better conductors than gold(both electrical and thermal conductivity).

Aluminum has about half of the EC of copper and just over half of the thermal conductivity.

Gold seems to be used on some things because it resists oxidation.
OverStocked is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-11-2012, 03:43 AM   #17
AirstoND
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,456
Default

Sorry I was weighing corrosion resistance and density.

I was thinking condenser fins on cars and not electrical circuits/plumbing.

It would be good if not connected to copper (so plastic pumps are ideal)

I found this to be interesting:

Last edited by AirstoND; 03-22-2013 at 02:58 AM..
AirstoND is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012