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    Exclamation Toxic PIPE???????

    ok i was stupid enough to use abs pipe as a base for my rockwork. is it toxic? heres a pic

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    There is no hard evidence to say that it is or is not and a lot of people use it so I would have to say it is a non issue ... BUT it's not my tank so you will have to come to your own conclusion about it
    Rob

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    JEEZE,
    what is it supposed to contain i wonder?

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    It is a non food rated plastic that is also not pressure rated and i have asked the same question myself in a thread. In the end a chemical engineer (wife of the repsondent I think) said it was OK to use but there is no prove anywhere that it is .. or is not.
    Rob

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    thanks rob,
    you have kind of eased my mind a little.
    i think it's still gonna drive me crazy in the end though

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    I think it was ether Toooloud or TangMan who use it or have used it on their overflows (Sorry if I am wrong there guys) One guy who replied to that thread said that it was used somewhere out of country as a potable water supply. You can likely find that thread somewhere by doing a search "ABS PIPE" and read it.

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    here's the link to that thread bud.
    Rob
    http://aquariacanada.com/forums/show...light=ABS+PIPE

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    well rob...UDAMANN
    thanks for making my day.

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    Cool

    Big debate on ABS that ended finally with ABS being totally fine to use. I to was very concerned but tests done on it show nothing leaches into the water. Its the same plastics used in powerheads so don't sweat it. I actually will be using it because theres a hell of a lot more fittings and sizes available in ABS.

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    im sure your fine man....dont worry about it

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