Aluminium...is it marine safe?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Goby, 21 Dec 2009.

  1. Goby

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    Hi reefers,

    quick question. i want to use aluminium for a border around my tank corners. Is aluminium safe to use?
     
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    it will also corrode but so long as there is no actual contact with the tank water there should be no problem. the corrosion od aluminuim is just white as apposed to the red rust we find on mild steel and the like..
     
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    yep like les says...i think seans concrete tank also has an aluminium border between the wall and tank check it out
     
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    i'm just worried that when it makes contact with the silicone seem on the outside, won't it leech through and penetrate the silicone maybe causing problems over time. Almost like when you dose copper, it penetrates the silicone and then its tickets for inverts
     
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    tagging along here..
    wanna make my new canopy out of perspex & aluminium
     
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    Goby the best thing to do with ali is to have it powder coated,
    which will prevent oxidization.
     
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