Drill Bit Leaching

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  1. sunburst

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    I think i may have a problem? I spent the day drilling and epoxying rock and corals. At some point during the day i broke a 2mm drill bit, but was not sure in which rock. How long will it take for the drill bit to completely dissolve and will the leaching create a problem.
     
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    bit off topic.what type of bit is it Sean?is it a concrete bit?and are you using the drill on hammer or normal?
     
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    Normal drillbit would be D2 toolsteel or so, man it will rust in no time, infact most prob rusting as we speak, but leaching, mhh I dont think it should be a problem, obviously if you can get it out, if not mhh letd here what the chemical guys say
     
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    Masonry bit, drill set to hammer. Why?
     
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    Any idea what the bit is made of? Is it just the normal run of the mill bit?
     
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    Masonary bit, i really dont think you should fret but I could be wrong, 2mm tip cant be much metal, my king 3's are rusting in the back but hey i will change them one day
     
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    just outa curiousity ;)
    hey when you comming over for your Chaeto?
     
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    Sean I think you will be fine, there's probably a bit of metal in all of our tanks, some phosphate removers contain metal. A tip off a 2mm bit is so small it won't make much difference. If anything it will enhance your blue colours :p
     
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    More interested in your seeing your tank. Give you a call tomorrow arwie, all things being equal.
     
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    you better hurry up,tank gonna shut down anytime soon. :p
     
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