Do not use a Stainless steel basin

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    In your fishroom. Do not use a stainless steel wash up.

    Simply does not last and looks ugly with rust marks. Need to clean it too often

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    Need to chuck it out and get a cement deep basin.
     
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    yeah.

    It is nice to have a separate basin to wash out your skimmer cup for example, Or to scrub clean powerheads. Plus the extra drying space helps.

    But each little salt drop makes a rust mark that needs to be scrubbed off.

    Will be replaced soon.
     
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    RiaanP while you on the topic of rust if you don't mind me asking....the room of the tank situated, will evaporation cause burglar guards, metal light fittings on ceilings, door handles basically anything metal in that room, will it rust? Why I'm asking is that we lived opposite the beach sometime back most of our metal rusted including my parents vehicles
     
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    Evaporation do not have salt in it.

    But wherever I do grab on to after sticking my hands into the water, yes there is rust. Like on the door handle. Also the room is isolated. Actually cooler than inside my house. Even it being part of the double garage. Do not have that warm humid feeling as you enter even after being closed up all day.

    At the coast due to the wave actions you get a lot of salt moisture sprayed up. Effect will be a lot more there yes.
     
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    Stuff will start to rust. We got a outside room with tanjs in and eventually everything starts to rust. Living across from the sea u will also have salt spray and rest. That why us guts on the coast have issues with rusting cars while all the vallies cars look brand spanking new
     
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    Thanks guys :)
     
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    Manage the ventilation and isolation. That will help to slow down the rust formations.

    For the basin, its just a lot of work, every time I rinse something, I need to properly clean the basin. Time to chuck it out.
     
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    Saw on mine after it was installed in red letters "DO NOT USE BY THE COAST". Then it was too late and the warning was accurate
     
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