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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-18-2006, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Does brass contaminate water?

I'm trying to work out an idea I've been having. It involves running uncoated copper wire across the top of the water, not exactly in the water, but condensation and the occasional contact may happen. Can copper harm my fish or plants?

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I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, my thinking was you guys know best about whats safe in the water.
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Inverts are sensitive to copper and some plants are reported to be sensitive to copper. As a general rule I try and keep all copper and copper alloys away from the aquarium.
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I thank you very much... I was trying to get the wire straight by pulling on it, after I was done I could smell the copper on my fingers and knew it might not be good for it. Good thing I asked!

Now how about aluminum?
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