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Old 07-10-2004, 11:17 PM   #1
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Copper Treatments and Live Rock

I could not afford to purchase a decent size new tank, so I bought a 37 gallon tank used. To my understanding, copper treatments for ich will leave a residue in tanks that will kill invertebrates. I inquired with the previous owner of the tank, and he said that he did fish-illness treatments in a quarantine tank, and only treated for algae in the 37 gallon tank. Should I be worried about putting live rock in this tank? I am interested in encouraging corraline algae growth- I've got 110 watts of PC light. Is there a good way to remove copper residue from the walls of the tank if it is a problem (no water in the tank yet)? Thanks alot......... below is my tank set-up.

37 gal show tank
Fluval 204- flow purposes only
penguin 660 power head
110 watts pc- half actinic, half daylight
4" DSB
10 pounds liverocks.com keys rock
35 pounds base rock
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Old 07-11-2004, 12:35 AM   #2
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Best thing to do is fill the tank with SW only and let it run with a powerhead for a few days and then test for copper. Chances are good you won't find any. If you do, get a few polyfilters. They will remove any traces.

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they also make this product called cuprisorb. you might want to check that out also if u use tap u might be adding copper to it
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