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Question about Reservoir Materials (mixed metals concern)

So in looking through various pump/res and standalone res options for a build I keep coming across a similar pattern. Aluminum. It appears most of the housing for these that require metal to be used is aluminum. I am wondering if there would be any issue using say this BoxFish res from Barrow that states the plate is Aluminum. Is all of the aluminum in these on the outer part of the res?
https://www.amazon.com/Barrow-Digita.../dp/B07C5NCRPS

I have made sure that absolutely none of my parts are aluminum and I am just a bit concerned.

Yes I said aluminum alot.

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At least for the reservoir you linked, it looks to me as if the aluminum bits are purely ornamental in nature. Probably just the acrylic contacts the water, other than the temperature sensor (in that particular model).

I would hazard a guess that most reservoirs you see featuring aluminum just use it because it looks nice, and not because it actually contacts the water in the loop.

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At least for the reservoir you linked, it looks to me as if the aluminum bits are purely ornamental in nature. Probably just the acrylic contacts the water, other than the temperature sensor (in that particular model).

I would hazard a guess that most reservoirs you see featuring aluminum just use it because it looks nice, and not because it actually contacts the water in the loop.
That was my assumption but just wanted to make sure. I will inspect it when it arrives. Thanks mate.

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No problem! If getting it through Amazon, at least you'll have an opportunity for a full refund after inspection.

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