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Old 12-31-2006, 02:54 AM   #1
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How to Clean up after Cooper use?

OK.. I've a simple 10 gal QT Tank set aside for introduction of new fish to my main tank. Sponge filter, heater, one LR (for hiding) and lights.

I know I can't reuse these items in the main tank. (Inverts)

BUT... How does one go about cleaning say the vaccuum that I inserted long enough to siphon water out? How about the heater? Maybe even the tank itself (Less the items above). Like I dipped the net in the tank to move the fish even, that need cleaning? I know this is worst case, since the PPM transferred would be SOOOOO small that it wouldn't register.

I've not found this answer and I think others would be interested in whatever proven methods are available.

I think someone mentioned vinegar? Iodine wash? Suggestions please. Thanks
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I would not use anything that came in contact with copper. In short I would say there is not really a safe way to "clean up" after copper contamination /use. I would recommend a dedicated lot of equipment for just that purpose this way you dont worry about cross contamination . HTH
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People overreact regarding copper in my opinion/experience. With the exception of anything porous or calcium based such as your liverock, just rinse it off well and don't worry.
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People overreact regarding copper in my opinion/experience. With the exception of anything porous or calcium based such as your liverock, just rinse it off well and don't worry.
I have but 1 thing to say to that better safe than sorry
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People overreact regarding copper in my opinion/experience. With the exception of anything porous or calcium based such as your liverock, just rinse it off well and don't worry.
I highly agree with this. Personally, I have dosed heavy copper in acrylic and glass tanks, cleaned them up, and used as coral prop. tanks and/or general reef tanks without incident. Some high end tests don't even register residual copper afterwards...
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I agree, however I would remove that LR and not use it.

Whether using as a hospital tank or a QT you do not want to use anything that can not be removed for cleaning.

You would be better off with some PVC imo.
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