Aluminium mesh?

PotteryWalrus

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So, everywhere I read says stainless steel mesh is the only one safe for tanks, but I have some aluminium stuff left over from an old art project and I was wondering if it would be safe enough to make a lid for my tank with?

I'm not really planning to submerge it, but with condensation from surface disturbance being a thing I know that any oxide could potentially drip into the tank?
 

rebel

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Yeah, it will drip. I'd use stainless steel. Alunimium with acidic water is not a good idea.
 

zozo

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You can put an Epoxy coating on the inside. Epoxy is after curing chemically inert and extremely durable. :)
 
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