I have a screw loose ( problem ?)

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  1. Roger the Dodger
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    Got your attention ?

    I know that people advocate putting steel screws under or in the substrate to provide iron for the plants to take up.

    I have this BEAUTIFUL piece of hardkool from the lowveld but it has a screw protruding from it, ( my fault I used it as an ornament previously ).

    Can I use this as decoration ? Will the exposed screw be harmful to the fish not in a physical way - I will cut it off level to the wood ?

    I've heard that in marines its a BIG NO NO.
     
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    Perhaps invest in a screwdriver, this clever little gadget comes in all sizes and should be available from your local hardware store. If not you have probably walked into the wrong shop. It should come with instructions, but if not simply turn the plastic end, usually a red colour and commonly called the handle, after lining up the sharper end with the slot in the screw exert some pressure, turn anti clockwise several times, when the screw drops out pick it up from the floor and put it into a drawer for a rainy day. ::)

    If you ever need to put the screw back for any reason, just repeat the steps in reverse, but also remember to turn clockwise this time..otherwise that dam screw will keep on dropping on the floor ;D
     
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    Hehe, shame Trevor.

    If Trevor's idea doesn't work, just cut it flush and see what happens.
     
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    LMAO Trevor!!
     
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    Hahahahaha.... Lol... Bwhahahaha! After a couple of beers this was k@k funny! Thanks for making my night!!!
     
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    Somebody has a screw loose...
     
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    No it won't affect the water or the fish. Just rem to do the wc. B careful though.. A rusty nail in ur tank is just tetanus Injection just waiting to happen
     
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    Absolutely Brilliant.
     
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    Hi Trevor

    Is that how its done, always wondered what those funny looking implements were in my garage.

    Seriously though, tried that, got the t-shirt - it just won't budge ( and I ate my Jungle Oats ).

    Going to saw it off and put a blob of Marine silicone over it.

    Keep you posted.
     
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    hahaha, I'm sure it should be fine, in the good old days and before silicone you will recall we all had metal framed tanks, still got one in my garage, could not possibly ditch it, as it would be a sentimental crime !
     

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