Ultralife Fish Trap Question

Lightsluvr

Tangaroa to 500 gallons
Premium Member
Our aquarists club owns "The Trap" manufactured by Ultralite Reef Products of Derby, CT.

http://www.ultralifedirect.com/traps.htm

The fish trap's door is weighted by a pair of magnets that appear to have been covered with a plastic when manufactured. My concern is that the plastic cover has been compromised and the magnet has rusted quite a bit. The magnetism is still very strong, but no amount of cleaning will get rid of the rust - which in fact sticks quite nicely to the magnets as it is ferrous...
Is this thing safe to use in my reef tank with corals, fish, inverts, etc. when it is leaching some rust into the water???
Expert answer?

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Lightsluvr

Tangaroa to 500 gallons
Premium Member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12212747#post12212747 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by jlt23
I have one but it is made out of acrylic. No magnets whatsoever.

No weight on the door? Silver looking thing that the monofilament is attached to? That's the magnet on the one we have...

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jlt23

Member
Maybe I got a defect one. No weight. Just a piece of acrylic that slides up and down. I purchased it from Marine Depot. I haven't used it yet.
 
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