Discussion in 'ASAP' started by Toallhisdoom, Sep 16, 2013.
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:/ well at least I know not to use brass now
now that you figured that out, how are things with the tank? fish still alive?
I would have never thought a small thing like that would cause such havoc!
Yea me either. Fish seem to be doing great!
thanks for sharing...It helps to prevent others from making similar mistakes... stick to pvc and poly hoses i guess. At least you know what happened and once the copper is cleared out you can begin restocking corals and inverts!!! good luck
so glad to hear your fish are hanging in there!
Well they basically got a full copper treatment! And I found a bunch of dead bristle worms. Suprisingly a few snails made it.
We recently went out to grab some water samples in an estuary and unbeknownst to us, the intermediary device we used to grab our samples, had 2 brass nuts on the inside.
We were analyzing several metals, including copper. Our copper test came back relatively high. I looked inside the grab device and sure enough....cost our compay a few Benjamin's.
Are you ever going to be able to reintroduce coral in that tank now?
I dont see why not. Once the polyfilter/carbon gets all the copper out it should be fine.
^ Because the rock/sand will have absorbed it too, and will leach it for quite a long time.
Hindsight info here, but brass is an alloy. A copper-zinc alloy.
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