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Old 01-01-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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Dosing Copper

Today I put in my first dose of copper to treat ich in my QT tank. The directions on the bottle were to put in 5mL of copper for 4 gallons. It then said that that would treat for a month. Does this sound correct?

I also have a copper test kit to monitor the levels. The card goes from 0ppm to 4ppm. What ppm should my copper be at?

Also, I took a filter pad from my 34 gallon RedSea Max 130d and put that in the filter where the carbon would have originally gone. I didn't put in the pad with the carbon inside it. Does all of this sound good?

Should I do water changes? If I should, would I just take out 4 gallons and then put in another 5mL?

Lastly, how long do I do this for? How long will it take for the ich to die off in the display tank?

Thank you soooo much for reading! Your help will be extremely appreciated!


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Old 01-01-2012, 10:00 PM   #2
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Now I am a little worried that I got ich in my bin that I use for this tank and my 55g. I mix saltwater in there, and after working with the 34g with ich, we mixed salt with the water in the bin. Do you think this water has ich now?

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I'm dealing with ich too. However my tank is freshwater. I can understand your confusion and even frustration. Be patient I'm sure someone will have the answers you need. Unfortunately that's not me. I just wanted to let you know I think ich sucks too!
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I'm dealing with ich too. However my tank is freshwater. I can understand your confusion and even frustration. Be patient I'm sure someone will have the answers you need. Unfortunately that's not me. I just wanted to let you know I think ich sucks too!
Thanks! Someday it will all be over!
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Which copper treatment are you using? There are 2 form of copper- chelated and non-chelated and each has a specific type of test kit for it. In other words, if you are using a chelated copper, a test kit made for non-chelated copper will not give you the correct reading.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:14 PM   #6
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Which copper treatment are you using? There are 2 form of copper- chelated and non-chelated and each has a specific type of test kit for it. In other words, if you are using a chelated copper, a test kit made for non-chelated copper will not give you the correct reading.
Oh, ok thanks! I am not home right now so I will check when I get home.
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Which copper treatment are you using? There are 2 form of copper- chelated and non-chelated and each has a specific type of test kit for it. In other words, if you are using a chelated copper, a test kit made for non-chelated copper will not give you the correct reading.
I just checked, it is chelated copper.

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What med is it and which test kit are you using?
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You have the correct test kit for Coppersafe. You want to keep your copper level around 2 ppm and keep it there for 10-14 days.
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