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Old 05-17-2011, 03:14 AM   #1
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Question about base rock and corral

I found a 20# base rock on cragslist for $60 dollars, after talking with the seller I found out that the tank it used to be in has been treated with copper about six years ago (or so they say). My question is, is there a wary to test it for residual copper? and, is it worth thinking about for my reef tank at all? Thanks for your support.

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Why risk it? You can get awesome base rock from reefcleaners for 2.20ish/lb and free shipping if you get 30lbs
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I'd leave it alone. Maybe enuf to leach out, but not enuf to detect with a test kit would be my concern. Kudos to the seller for being honest about it.
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There is a test kit by API for copper. The price isn't worth the risk, ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Rock if you tell them what size your tank is they will look for pieces that will work for it.
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