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  1. Default Black rubber washer/gasket, safe for aquarium use?


    0 Not allowed!
    I'm working on a new project - Gravity fed Auto top-off system (no power necessary), and picked up a black rubber washer/gasket at Ace Hardware to help secure a air tight lid on the water container I'm using (similar to this but has a screw on top http://www.walmart.com/ip/Primo-Mine...5-gal/17134022). Would these black rubber washer/gasket be safe for aquarium use? It works great in tests, now I'm just curious if it will kill my fish or plants.
    25 Gal - Tropical
    Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
    Fish - 6 Blackskirt Tetras, 4 Red Wag Platy's, 2 Silver Hatchet's, German Blue Ram, Bulldog Pleco, 2 assassin snails.
    "Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success." King Solomon.
    Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project

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    0 Not allowed!
    The rubber itself shouldn't p0se a pr0blem, is the screw stainless? and if n0, can it be swapped 0ut f0r stainless? I made gaskets 0ut 0f and 0ld bicycle tire inner tube (just rinsed the powdery stuff 0ff real well) and haven't had a problem at all with my critters.
    When in d0ubt read it until it makes sense, then read it again!

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    0 Not allowed!
    No screws involved. The cap is plastic. Also using PVC fittings and your typical clear tubing. I'll try and get pictures of things as I move along with the project, I'm just in the beginning stages currently.
    25 Gal - Tropical
    Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
    Fish - 6 Blackskirt Tetras, 4 Red Wag Platy's, 2 Silver Hatchet's, German Blue Ram, Bulldog Pleco, 2 assassin snails.
    "Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success." King Solomon.
    Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project

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