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    Will rust kill fish

    Will a rusty screw in the tank kill fish?





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    I'd say so. I never put any kind of metal in my tank, save for whatever is built into the tank, heater, or filter.
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    Good question.

    If it's a pure iron nail, I don't think it would. Rust = iron oxide. Plant fertilizer has iron in it and is safe for fish. I suppose if you dumped a bunch of nails in it might overdose things, but I doubt dropping a nail in your tank would kill things off.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 100gallons;3696028;
    Will a rusty screw in the tank kill fish?
    The rust won´t. A pointy screw may be a problem though.

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    I doubt it.
    Waiting will fill



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    probably not but other heavy metals might
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    The driftwood in my tank has nails holding it to a board, and I've had the same piece in my tank for almost 10 years without problems.



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    The old-school way of adding iron supplementation was burying iron nails in the gravel of planted tanks lol...also, as mentioned, driftwood is mostly held on with screws.
    Shh, my common sense is tingling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisher12889;3697768;
    The driftwood in my tank has nails holding it to a board, and I've had the same piece in my tank for almost 10 years without problems.
    BINGO!!!!!!!thanks



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