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Old 05-22-2005, 07:04 AM   #11
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Most of the UV's sold for general aquarium use are actually useless against parasites
I don't agree at all. While I do think that Quarantining fish is the best safeguard against disease in a display tank I do feel, and many will agree, that UV Sterilizers are very effective in killing protozoa, bacteria (both harmful and beneficial), algae, as well as parasitic and infectious disease. I say this as a user of UV for the past 10 years.
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Old 05-22-2005, 03:17 PM   #12
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Believe as you wish, I can understand how some may think they are a useful defense if they've never actually had a parasite or more commonly misdiagnosed it's presence. The simple fact is, the parasite can leave the fish, reproduce, re-infest the fish without ever passing through the UV. They are not a means to an end, merely a means of control.

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By treating the main with coper you have just limited any future additins to the tank. No corals, no LR, no inverts.
This part at least is not a concern for me as I have other tanks. This tank will never have inverts or corals.......

I am torn.... I know that you all speak the truth, and I have no worries that I can keep the copper at the correct levels (I have all the test kits). For the record I also have a QT tank and that is not the issue....it is one of long term health and less concern.

I have thought of the point about the fish being in the copper for short periods of time at the LFS vs. the whole life of them. This is the only poing that concerns me.

As far as live rock that is not really an issue either as in this tank everyting that is/was alive has/or will be eaten.

Ok so all of this in mind....if I decide to go ahead and run copper safe for a while...not permanantly, am I wrong in thinking that most of the copper can be removed with water changes and carbon. I KNOW not all of it will come out, but the trace amounts that would be left will not cause problems.

Thanks for all the good discussion on this guys
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