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Old 02-13-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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QT tank switched to a DT

So I have a 20 gallon QT tank I used one time for a copper treatment. I was wondering if there is a way I can clean the tank so that the copper levels are gone so that I can make it a FOWLR tank? No corals would go in the tank.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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Empty the water out and wash the inside with fresh clean water?
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:19 PM   #3
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I don't think that removes copper
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I've heard it can still leach from the silicone seals. Hate to say it but, might not know for sure until you try an invert. Try crabs or shrimp.
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Yeah that's what I have heard as well that the silicone will absorb it but hopefully beings there was only copper water in it for 2 weeks and the and was brand new that the silicon didn't absorb much.
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I have a 29 tank that I've medicated for ich once about 5 years ago when I was using it.

Well I decided to revive the 29g, and had the same question about copper. I am less worried since it was so long ago for me, but you may want to try this...I'm not sure if I will do it as it seems like a lot of work and I already have the substrate in the tank.

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