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Re: PVC or ABS?

In a message dated 6/16/00 1:51:45 PM Mountain Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> This will probably sound like a dumb question.  I know PolyVinylChloride is
>  okay to put in an aquarium, meaning it won't hurt plants or fish, but at my
>  building supply store, I could get only ABS (pipes/elbows).  Is there a
>  difference, i.e. is ABS also okay to put into an aquarium?

ABS is only legal for use in plumbing as a sewer system because it leaches 
"plasticizers" into the water.  I wouldn't use it in a tank.

Bob Dixon