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Old 01-03-2005, 02:21 AM   #1
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testing water for metal...

i noticed some posts where members have cautioned others about using rock that can leach metal. is there any way to test for metal? just curious.
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I have only read about copper in tanks. This is normally added to fight disease etc. You can test for copper and remove copper. It can still be expected that copper will be in the rock and may leach out later down the road even if it is removed and currently tests 0. The problem is that it is harmful to reef setups. This is why a QT tank is so important when treating animals. HTH

If you are speaking of other metals sorry to get longwinded and tie up your thread.
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Most, if not all, heavy metals are bad for your tank. I don't think there is a really good way to test for them, the best thing would just be to avoid their introduction entirely. Describe/show us the rock you wish to use and there should be someone who can tell you if it should be good or not.
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