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Old 12-30-2003, 12:27 AM   #1
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copper leaching

i had a lettuce clip and a powerhead in a qt with copper, can i put them back into main tank if cleaned thoroughly?
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Probably would not hurt anything but for how inexspensive each one is i would'nt do it!
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I would definitely buy a new lettuce clip for $1.00 and probably a new powerhead for <$20.00 rather then take a chance. You can always keep them for the QT/hospital tank. I just saw pictures of you tank (looking excellent) and I don't think saving $20.00 will be worth killing all your inverts.

That said, I dont think the amount of copper that has soaked into it would actually affect anything. Copper is a trace element found in the ocean and in most salt mixes (including Instant Ocean), just not in quantities that would harm inverts. The thing is, how can you know what ppm of copper is in your powerhead and lettuce clip?
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