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stainless steel mesh

I see I lot of people are using ss mesh in there tanks so I wanted to mention this. I restore vintage motorcycles and have started building choppers. and use ss fasteners all the time. something that I have been hearing is stainless WILL break down and rust over time. this is coming from guys that have been building choppers for 30+ years. I'm sure its fine for the short term but I would keep an eye on it.
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Yeah-I'm a little bit more at ease using plastic mesh myself...
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I like using the shower puff mesh~
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I see I lot of people are using ss mesh in there tanks so I wanted to mention this. I restore vintage motorcycles and have started building choppers. and use ss fasteners all the time. something that I have been hearing is stainless WILL break down and rust over time. this is coming from guys that have been building choppers for 30+ years. I'm sure its fine for the short term but I would keep an eye on it.
Motorcycles take a lot of abuse that isn't present in a fish tank though. Vibrations, dirt, grime, heating and cooling, salt, etc.


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What is wrong with rust in the tank. Just means more iron.


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What is wrong with rust in the tank. Just means more iron.
It isn't as shiny as usual? Not sure what the problem would be either...

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