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From wikipedia -

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Anodized aluminum

Aluminum alloys are anodized to increase corrosion resistance, to increase surface hardness, and to allow dyeing (coloring), improved lubrication, or improved adhesion.
When exposed to air at room temperature, or any another gas containing oxygen, pure aluminum self-passivates by forming a surface layer of amorphous aluminum oxide 2 to 3 nm thick[3] which provides very effective protection against corrosion. Aluminum alloys typically form a thicker oxide layer, 5-15 nm thick, but tend to be more susceptible to corrosion.
It's not a matter of "if" the coating will corrode but more a matter of "when".
With the direct contact to copper, liquid flow and constant temperature fluctuations ... is it worth the risk ?
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Yeah it seems pointless to me..Its not like aluminum cools better then copper it just cheaper for them to make...If it cooled better then copper I might be tempted to use it...
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I ended up buying a danger den acrylic block and will put the koolance temp sensor in the acrylic block...

You say there's better ways for monitoring temperature other than inline... What method do you recommend?
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in a T-piece. which is probably the acrylic piece you bought, so you should be fine. as long as the sensor is in the water, but not directly in the flow.
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I ended up buying a danger den acrylic block and will put the koolance temp sensor in the acrylic block...

You say there's better ways for monitoring temperature other than inline... What method do you recommend?

In -line is OK as long as it not restrictive like the other was...Just put the tip of the probe down in the flow a little and you will be OK,just far enough to break the waters surface, it wont be any more restrictive then just the T....I forgot about the DD Delrin T's, someone else here used one with a probe and it worked well for him..

..Yeah your best off staying away from the euro trash WC'ing gear, the majority of its just junk..Though there is a piece here and there thats decent..
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