Re: Algae Magnets (fwd)

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Date: Thu, 2 Jan 1997 13:58:36 -0800
From: amc2 at ix_netcom.com
To: Aquatic-Plants-Owner at ActWin_com
Subject: Re: Algae Magnets


Just for the record, and I don't know if they are available on your "Big
Island", the "AM"  (Algen Magneet)from Holland is a sealed magnet and can
be kept in marine aquariums.  They are exceptionally strong magnet

Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy New Year.


>From: N.Monks at nhm_ac.uk (Neale Monks)
>Date: Tue, 31 Dec 1996 13:36:57 +0000
>Subject: Re: Algae Magnets
>In marine aquaria, algae magnets are frowned on because they can
>potentially leach iron into the tank. This usually happens where the magnet
>is left permanently in the water; as the water seeps in, the magnet
>Although iron corrodes much more slowly in marine aquaria, be aware that
>some fish and many invertebrates (like shrimp) are intolerant of iron.
>Incidentally, the iron released by the magnet is not usable by the plants,
>as far as I know; for the same reason a rusty nail won't fertilize the
>All the best for 1997,