Ok guys thanks for the replies,I have been reading and asking around on some other forums.Apparantly the copper adsorbs onto all surfaces including the glass and especially the calcium based sand bed i have in the tank right now,because when I added the salt, traces of copper began to leech out of the glass(and will continue to leech out slowly for months or years)it quickly finds a home in the sand were inverts live and feed.
So what im going to do is take the tank down and dump sand and start over.Before I do that I must scrub the tank in two stages.The first being a vinegar then rinsing, then a scrubing with bleach then rinsing very well.
After that im told to add ro
water this time new live sand and a couple pieces of cheap cured LR
wait about 5 days then add 2 or 3 "test" snails. If the snails make it for 3 or 4 weeks i should be safe to add the rest of my LR
rock and be on my way from there.
If not well...time for a new tank
Thanks for all your time everyone,