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Copper

OK, so in your opinion is the possibility of keeping an Octo in this tank likely or not? By the way thanx i will ask him. I've also consulted with the WetWebMedia crew and they said poly filters, water changes and a little time, should be ok.
 

Nancy

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I would make sure that anyone you ask is an octopus expert, too.

Also, it's possible that you might experience an unexpected drop in pH, even if you're a very responsible aquarium keeper. This happened to me.

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Well i also found out why copper was in my tank. The distilled water supply i was using had a copper pipe that is really old inside the machine. Kinda pissed about that one, but atleast i found the problem. :x

Yes a drop in Ph is innevitable, for even the most experienced. I appreciate all the help You Octo-finatics have given me now it time to put it to use, so one day i to can experience the pleasure of an Octopi's antics . :octopus:
 

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EightLeggedFreak said:
Well i also found out why copper was in my tank. The distilled water supply i was using had a copper pipe that is really old inside the machine. Kinda pissed about that one, but atleast i found the problem. :x

Grrrr :x on your behalf don't ya HATE it when stuff like that happens, still better to find out now than after you put an Octi in

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I'd be dubious about adding a ceph to the system at all.

I work in a public aquarium quarentine unit and we have totally seperate systems for inverts and other fish that can't tollerate copper (Sea Dragons are a good example) and for fish that can as copper is a pretty good cure for cryptocarion.

Copper will remain in substrate as well so make sure you keep on flushing it out.

From a different point is there anything you can use that will bind with the copper and make it less toxic? We make up copper with citric acid but surely there must be ways to move it and bind it somewhere else which might make it easier to remove... I feel some research comming on!

Brittlestars are fairly good indicators of formalin in a system (Which we also use to treat fish, but kills inverts), if there is any then they will die off pretty quickly,not tried them with copper but you could do.

A German company called Merck do our copper tests, they aint cheap but are pretty good.

Hope that helps

~Andy
 

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