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Old 11-08-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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How to clean after copper medications?

Wanna transform my 10g QT into a FOWLR, wanted some hermits, a carribean porcelain crabs, and some snails. How would i clean the tank so that the silicone wont leech the copper?
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:49 PM   #2
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Not sure what you mean? Silicone leach the copper? There is no copper in silicone. Are you talking about having other copper in your tank? I'm confused.

If you're just trying to remove copper meds from your tanks, Seachem makes a filter media that will take it out for you. You have to get your own media baggy and fill it yourself.

Seachem. CupriSorb

"Cuprisorb"
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:08 PM   #3
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Cuprisorb is the only thing I know of that will remove copper medications.
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No i mean the silicone, you know how it absorbs the copper? And releases it?
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It only absorbs copper if the tank was treated with copper medications in the past. If it never was, then it is fine.
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It only absorbs copper if the tank was treated with copper medications in the past. If it never was, then it is fine.
I know, i have treated with copper
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I know, i have treated with copper
If it was quite a while ago, I would think ah through water changes most of it is gone.
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its only a 10 g tank, re-silicone it. 10 gallon tanks are a piece of cake to put new silicone on.
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Would i be better of getting a new 10g? They are only 14$
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Would i be better of getting a new 10g? They are only 14$
yeah just get a new 10 and keep the other as a backup hospital tank.
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