Rust Question

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  1. thunderdood

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    Does anyone know if rust in the aquarium has any impact? I just moved my tank over the weekend and found that one of the magnets on the inside of the frag rack came right off and was rusted.
     
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  2. Randy Holmes-Farley

    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Expert Contributor

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    It could, depending on what metals are being released. I'd remove the magnet. if corals seem fine, I wouldn't do anything. If they are suffering, I'd use one of the metal binding products (metasorb, polyfilter, etc.).
     
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    Yeah, the frag rack and magnets are definitely not going back in the tank. So far the corals are fine.
     
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    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Expert Contributor

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    Most of rust is iron oxide and isn't a concern. Other metals can be, but if nothing is apparently suffering, I wouldn't worry. :)
     
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