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Galvanized Threaded Rod In a Tank?

Or for that matter, non galvanized? How risky is rust in a tank? Seems like an almost natural occurrence, as long as the tank was regularly cleaned it wouldn't be a problem, right?

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whats the purpose, maybe there is another option or you could coat it with krylon fusion or something else


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I have an abundance of it. Was going to drill a piece of manzy and insert a piece of 1/4 or 3/8th to keep it down. Could use it to join pieces. Just basically using it in the aquarium to weight/tie things together.
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according to this thread don't use galvanized

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/eq...etal-wire.html


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Galvanizing is heavy in zinc so you may end up with too much zinc in the tank and poisoning it.


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Ah, that's great info and makes so much sense now that I think about it. I'll just use normal steel then. Thanks so much!
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Since you just want to hold some driftwood under water, why not just silicon a rock to it? I've also drilled the rock (slate or similar soft rock) and the driftwood, and used a nylon cable tie to hold them together.
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High end stainless screws and connectors can be purchased from shops catering to high end sail boats. The cost will only hurt once.
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