Bimacs Escaping-A Quick Question

Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by girlfish, May 11, 2003.

  1. girlfish

    girlfish O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I forgot to ask- is there a reason no one's mentioned using rubber bands to secure netting? Is there a problem having rubber bands in the water or something?

    Thanks everyone- you are all such a great help!
     
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi girlfish,
    I haven't heard of any problem using rubber bands to secure netting.
    If you're covering an area above the water level, you can use duck tape, too.

    Nancy
     
  3. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    I have heard of adverse effects coming from black rubber (india rubber) bands in salt water, but the tan bands seem to be just fine.
    Greg
     
  4. rrtanton

    rrtanton Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Does the natural rubber (latex) decompose/degrade in the water? I was using nylon cable ties...they work, and may be harder for a ceph to remove, but at the same time I don't think they create as TIGHT a seal as a rubber band would, not being as flexible.

    rusty
     
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    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    You are correct...the rubber does tend to fail after constant immersion in saltwater for more than a month...so you do have to change them. I usually did it when I cleaned out the impellers, etc.
    Greg
     

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