Hose Clamp in resevoir?

Discussion in 'Sick Plants and Problems' started by Marduk55, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Hey everyone,

    I have tried searching for an answer for this and haven't had any luck. It's a relatively easy question, but I keep getting results on DIY systems and stuff when I search.

    My question is, will it do any harm having a metal hose clamp in the resevoir sitting in the water? I know that copper is lethal to the plants, but I don't know if a metal (I assume tin) hose clamp would cause any problems. It's for the water pump that is going into the intake of a new water chiller I bought. The hose is a little loose but isn't doing any damage, so I don't need the clamp, it would just be for preventative maintenance. Thanks everyone for your help!
  2. Most hose clamps rust. Unless it's all-aluminum, you should get it out.
  3. You can get stainless hose clamps.

    Those won't react with the nutes.

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