Harps Harps
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  • Posted on: 17/11/2009 18:46
Problem - help please! #1
Hi guys,

Hopefully, I am worrying about nothing but thought I would check. I was fragging a coral with a razor blade when I dropped the blade and it fell to the back of the tank. I would have to dismantle my reef to get it back, so I would only like to do this as a last resort.

I have googled the razor blade in question and it is made of rust resistant stainless steel. Should I be worried or just leave it be?

Thanks,

Harps
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  • Posted on: 17/11/2009 19:02
Re: Problem - help please! #2
How about a magnet on a bit of string? Or a magnet on the other side of the glass?
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Harps Harps
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Re: Problem - help please! #3
Yeah, I thought about that but it is next to the plastic sump entry. So unfortunately, that wouldn't work. I just need to know whether it would be detrimental?
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  • Posted on: 17/11/2009 21:17
Re: Problem - help please! #4
You need to get it out.

It might well be stainless , but there are different grades of stainless. It won't rust while you are shaving with it in fresh water , but it will definately rust in a saltwater environment and poison your tank.

I know it's a pain , but get it out now.

I have a razor blade that i use for fragging , and it is rusty as hell now ( i haven't used it for a bit )

Do yourself a favour and get it out now.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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Harps Harps
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Re: Problem - help please! #5
Thanks Howard,

I was afraid of that! It took a little while, but thankfully I only had to dismantle half the talk! Cheers for the advice :)

Harps