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Old 12-14-2003, 02:52 AM   #1
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will copper leach out of aragonite

i received some rock that was used in a african chichlid tank. should i use this in a salt water tank?
im pretty sure that copper was used to treat the fish at one time (i also received some ich treatment with the rock).
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Do you have a copper testing kit? I'd put the rock in a bucket of water and test the water for copper after a few days. If you don't have a kit your LFS should be able to test it for you. But yes, copper will leach into the rock and anything else that was in the tank when copper was introduced, it's extremly difficult to get rid of it 100%
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Old 12-14-2003, 10:42 AM   #3
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Yeah, if you aren't that sure then I wouldn't use it. Copper even in small amounts can kill off all your nice inverts.
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Old 12-14-2003, 05:25 PM   #4
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so copper can get into the rock and then leach out?
is that why they dont recomend that cooper based products be used in marine aquaria using calcium based substrate?
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Old 12-14-2003, 05:39 PM   #5
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if copper has possibly been used in with that rock in a tank I would NEVER use that rock in the display tank.. It can and will leach out..

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