Galvanized Tin?

  1. j

    john1962 New Member Member

    Hi everyone. I know! Long time since I posted.
    I need some expert advise please. I have a fresh water tropical tank with mini reef system. Instead of using plastic for the weir guard I decided to use Galvanized Tin (Gutter Guard for house roof gutters). Over time, this metal has rusted & deteriorated.
    the $64,000 question is....would this be causing Tin poisoning in my aquarium?

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  2. Nutter

    Nutter Fishlore VIP Member

    I'm far from an expert but I would guess yes. It will be effecting the water chemistry in a negative way but I'm not certain of teh exact effect it would be having. All I know is it can't be good. Replace it with some plastic of some sort.