QT- Fake Corals

Discussion in 'Fish Diseases' started by artur, Feb 3, 2014.

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  1. artur

    artur Fire Shrimp

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    In my 40 gal. QT<HT> tank I keep PVC pieces to provide fishes with hiding places and make them more comfortable. I saw some nice artificial coral pieces on internet. Would that be ok to buy couple of them or they will interfere and absorb the Copper and make more difficult to maintain proper Copper level. I keep that tank in my Family Room also and it would be nicer to look at those instead only PVC pipes...Thanks.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Gee I do not know.

    You can try it and see if cooper levels remain consistent.
     
  4. artur

    artur Fire Shrimp

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    PVC has that smooth surface, I think that is why is recommended to use. Any surface that is not, can absorb staff like Copper??? maybe??? Should I give it a shoot?... maybe...:confused:
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Made for SW artificial corals I believe are going to be well sealed. You would need a porous material for that item to absorb the copper.
     
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  6. Zero_Dude

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    Couldn't help but laugh at cooper ;D


    On a serious note, like Corailline, I think it's just porous things like rock, and sand (not porous, but it can go under the sand) that absorb things, and help ich grow. Things like decorations and PVC should be okay, I think

    EDIT: as long as the paint isn't lead based, etc.
     
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  7. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !

    :angry: Well then I will provide hours of amusement with spelling errors.

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  9. Mr. Bill

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    +2... porosity of the material, not the texture of the surface, will determine if an item is capable of absorbing anything. Plastic and composite deco should be fine.
     
  10. artur

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    Thanks everybody.