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Old 01-16-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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Can coppersafe be removed with activated carbon? I made a really stupid mistake. When i saw a few spots of ick on my angel, without thinking I put a squirt of coppersafe in(deffenetly not even close to the full dose). Now i am wondering how big a mistake it really was. I am worried about my anemone and my snails.

I have a 46 gallon fowlr with one anemone, lots of snails ,a French angel, and a rock beauty. I have a wet dry filter along with a protein skimmer and activated carbon.
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water change and carbon will remove it! take the nem out if u can.
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Poly-filters will remove the copper. They turn blue as the copper is absorbed.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:52 AM   #4
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Will the snails be ok
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they are most likely effected already but take them out if you can.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:09 PM   #6
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Soo, is .25 ppm a safe level of copper?
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Any levels of copper are bad for your inverts. .25 is already a toxic level. Like the cap said, get those poly filters and get that copper out of your system.
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Got going rite now, thanks for the help! How fast do you think levels will drop.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:01 AM   #9
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Depends how much is in there, and how long it was allowed to settle in. Best bet is to get a copper test and check over time.
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