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Old 07-11-2011, 01:09 PM   #1
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Safe Copper Levels

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I was wondering what the community thought was a good level to keep copper at in a QT?

I like to keep my new fish in a QT for a week or so before I put them into my display tank and was wondering what was a good and safe level for copper to be at to kill any "bugs" my new fish may bring with them.

Also, has any ever mixed NOX-ICH with Coppersafe and what were the results. I did that and I think it killed my fish. =(
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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a week isnt long enough for qt 3+ weeks of good health
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:05 PM   #3
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thanks Mike - any thoughts on the question that was posed in the post?
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:12 PM   #4
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I wouldnt mix meds in my opinion. Like you said it may be dangerous to the fish. I would suggest at least 2 weeks in the qt, thats what I plan on doing going forward. I'm also not going to preventative treat them with anything, if they show any signs of anything I will go from there
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As was mentioned, you should not mix meds. Coppersafe should be kept at a level of 1.5 to 2.0 ppm. It's a chelated copper formula and you need to use the correct test kit. The API copper test kits will give you the correct readings for Coppersafe.
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