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Old 10-28-2004, 08:54 PM   #1
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removing copper

is there anything that removes copper, so i could reuse QT filters, tank etc used with cupramine , or do i just leave all that stuff for treatments in the QT tank.

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Old 10-28-2004, 10:26 PM   #2
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Run gac for a day or 2. Along with several water changes, it should remove it rather quickly. After the treatment period is over you then can wash it with bleach, rinse it well and leave it to dry. You can put it away until the next time.
Or if you plan on using it soon, the carbon should do it. You should leave the fish in there for 3 weeks post treatment to make sure they are clean before putting them back in the main, this also allows you to complete the fallow period as well.
If you are storing the tank, you should replace the filter pads with new ones.

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Old 10-29-2004, 05:54 AM   #3
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Is it true that once you have used copper, even with GAC, you can never use that substrate with inverts ever? Jeff
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