Very excited to be here. I've come to fall in love with anodising. I'm building a setup at home and I plan on doing lots and lots of it.
Planning on making a small business out of it for a niche market.
I'm spending a considerable amount of money so I'd appreciate some guidance to do it right.
So here are a couple starter questions
- I'm about to order build a couple of tanks in polipropilene, around 50L - 60L worth of volume. One thing that I've read all around is that under no circumstance must there be any other metal except the aluminium to be anodised (except titanium and lead anodes). So how are you guys heating your tanks? I've seen a couple of youtube videos where people have resistance heaters. I love this guy's setup, I'm going to mimic it to some extent with digital thermostats. He uses resistance heaters, and if I'm not mistaken they're made out of plain old steel. So how does that work?
- Contrary to my belief, I've just been informed that titanium is a bad condutor. I was planning on using titanium wire to hang the pieces, as aluminium will anodise and isolate. So I'm a bit at a loss here on what to use.
- I've got a couple of unused aquarium circulation pumps. I have air pumps too, but aquarium circulation pumps are much more efficient. Any reason I shouldn't use these? If I do use air pumps, is it ok to use ceramic airstones for better dispersion? What would you suggest I do?
Think this is it for now.
Now off to read all the threads as I can!
Thanks in advance!