Does anyone who has a Jardli stainless steel skimmer have issues with rust/corrosion? I am going through the fishless cycling process with Stability and 10% Ammonia (Day2 or so) and have just noticed some corrosion at the weld joint on the intake. I just put the pipes a little less than a day ago.
I really like the way they look, but the rust is troubling. There is a review on Amazon that shows significant rust in the same place.
I really don't want to replace this with a glass one, and the stock plastic ones that came with my filter (Oase BioMaster Thermo) are functional, but ugly.
Any suggestions? Would sanding it down, pickling and then passivating it be worth the time and effort?
Admittedly, the rust is hard to see in the pictures...