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Old 05-01-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Brass in tank

I am running two cannister filters at 700 g/h each! I also have a two tank sump and refugium on a 55g. Was having problems with filtering with just my sump and refugium, water stayed cloudy. Weekly cleaning of filters help a lot . 0 nitrite, ammonia, and nitrites. 60# live sand in tank and 30# live rock in DT and 20# in refugium with some chaetomorpha in there. I have a copper problem that is from a brass fitting in the tank so no inverts allowed which is cool, for now. Most likely adding fish this weekend.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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Well the brass is in my sump on my return pump to my refugium, couldn't find the plastic fitting that fit my aquatop 306.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:49 PM   #3
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Why would you put the brass in the tank. It will leach and thus probably make the tank unsuitable for inverts ever.
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One of the features of brass, is it has antimicrobial properties due the the high percentage of copper in it (often up to 65%). This is one of the main reasons we use brass faucets in outdoor applications. In addition, ammonia can cause brass to stress and crack. All-in-all, brass will kill your tank and the tank will destroy the brass.
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