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Old 10-10-2006, 07:17 PM   #11
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I checked nitrates, ph, nitrites, and ammonia and all were fine. I do PWC about once a month changing 20% each time. I also updated my profile for further assistance. Today at my LFS i got this stuff called CupriSorb which is supposed to get rid of all Copper and Metals. Does anyone know if im most likely ich free if i had my tank fish free for 3 weeks and was unfortunately running copper meds the entire time? Thanks for all the advice I can get.
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From what I have read here, you should let your tank lay fallow (i.e. fishless) for 8 weeks to get rid of all the ich parasites. They need fish to host and without fish they die.

Don't know much about the Cuprisorb, but IMO you are SOL on the reef thing or even shrimp, snails, and anemones. Even a minute amount of copper will kill them, and copper can leech into the rockwork and other surfaces, leeching out slowly over time.

But hey, you can still have a pretty awesome Fish Only Tank. There are some beautiful aggresive fish that would eliminate your ability to have inverts or corals anyway, so just make the best of it.

Just make sure you don't take any rock or sand (just to be safe, pumps, tubing, etc) from this tank and put it into a tank meant to be a reef or have inverts.

Good Luck.
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From what I have read here, you should let your tank lay fallow (i.e. fishless) for 8 weeks to get rid of all the ich parasites. They need fish to host and without fish they die.
This will break the life cycle of the parasite.
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If the fish I have in there now seems to have no signs of disease should it be ok to go into my 29 gallon tank (it is in my 60 gal now). or should I put it in a qt tank for a few weeks first. hes been in there for about 9 days now. Also is there a chance for any more corraline grown after my copper poisoning? Thanks again
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I would go with the faloow (fishless), just to be on the safe side. Run carbon and change it out every week or so, get a copper test kit and see what your seeing. I think inverts can tolerate no more than .25 of copper....(some one please correct me if my number is off!!)
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