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Old 04-17-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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Legit concern or just paranoia?

I was checking the ingredients on my various foods looking for potential phosphate sources when I discovered that Aqueon (I know not the best of foods) flakes contained copper sulfate. Of course, I stopped using it, and tossed it, but I am wondering if this could've affected the long term health of my corals.
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wheres your tin foil hat? j/k lol
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:10 AM   #3
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Wow, i never thought of the food directly polluting my water. I don't think you're paranoid just real crafty that you would have thought to look at the ingredients like that. I tossed all my aqueon food when i got the tanks. lol

Interested to know the answer to this as I fed less than spectacular food for quite a while.
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I think if you're feeding right you should see no ill effects.
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Legit concern! It is used for controlling the growth of algae, mold and fungus, and I believe it is the last 2 as to why it's used. If it not removed I can see where it may build up to toxic proportions in the tank.

I occasionally use flake foods (Formula One) and it most certainly does not contain copper sulfate.
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Legit concern! It is used for controlling the growth of algae, mold and fungus, and I believe it is the last 2 as to why it's used. If it not removed I can see where it may build up to toxic proportions in the tank.

I occasionally use flake foods (Formula One) and it most certainly does not contain copper sulfate.
I feed Formula Once once in awhile.

I usually stick to Rod's Food for everyday feeding since it doesn't have to be rinsed. Most frozen foods will make your nitrates climb if not rinsed before feeding.
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@joy13 thanks for saving me another thread about a nitrate spike this morning. Maybe I should also wait a few hours after feeding to test too. LOL.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:18 AM   #8
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Rods Food is my staple. I feed it twice a week and substitute the flake once or twice a month. Yes, I feed my fish twice a week, not daily. It is better for them when in captivity.
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