Copper in Display tank

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About 4 months ago I accidentally put my copper sponge from qt to my display tank

I been using cupsorb

Any ideas how I can remove copper quickly from the tank

Thank you

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You have taken the right steps. It’s a process and will take time. This happened to me in 2012 and it took over a year to get out of the woods. I recommend getting as much water to come in contact with the cuprisorb via using a reactor. I remember using a canister filter from pet smart.

how long was the copper in your system before treatment was started? For me it was a few months before I caught it. Once I started treating I learned my rocks were now leaching it.

it is recoverable just be patient nothing else you can do
 
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I would try using brightwell purit in a media reactor and also water changes
I been doing water changes i would say 4 months now, thank you for the feedback, I did order the poly filter for a sec. I said holy filter, 0.07% shows as you sow the picnfirst testing did I, it was with a timer second test injust pressed on it, I'll test more when I go home from work first test was reading 0.05
 
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You have taken the right steps. It’s a process and will take time. This happened to me in 2012 and it took over a year to get out of the woods. I recommend getting as much water to come in contact with the cuprisorb via using a reactor. I remember using a canister filter from pet smart.

how long was the copper in your system before treatment was started? For me it was a few months before I caught it. Once I started treating I learned my rocks were now leaching it.

it is recoverable just be patient nothing else you can do

It was was a dry sponge I thought it was new, as you said few months I last so many of my corals my wonderful scollys omg makes me cry

I would say 4000$ maybe more corals died, now I am so caution
 
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You have taken the right steps. It’s a process and will take time. This happened to me in 2012 and it took over a year to get out of the woods. I recommend getting as much water to come in contact with the cuprisorb via using a reactor. I remember using a canister filter from pet smart.

how long was the copper in your system before treatment was started? For me it was a few months before I caught it. Once I started treating I learned my rocks were now leaching it.

it is recoverable just be patient nothing else you can do

0.05% is not that bad is it
 

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Is purit for freshwater only

Brightwell Aquatics Purit Chemical Filtration Media for Marine and Freshwater Aquaria
It can be used in reef tanks, I used it to remove high aluminum that showed up on an icp test that I ran on my reef tank, worked really well.
 
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It can be used in reef tanks, I used it to remove high aluminum that showed up on an icp test that I ran on my reef tank, worked really well.

You have taken the right steps. It’s a process and will take time. This happened to me in 2012 and it took over a year to get out of the woods. I recommend getting as much water to come in contact with the cuprisorb via using a reactor. I remember using a canister filter from pet smart.

how long was the copper in your system before treatment was started? For me it was a few months before I caught it. Once I started treating I learned my rocks were now leaching it.

it is recoverable just be patient nothing else you can do

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I am still new to a lot of this. I have a QT tank that I treated with copper. When I was done I added activated charcoal and continued to check copper levels with my Hanna checker. They were down to almost zero within 24 hours. I replaced the charcoal after 24 hours to try and prevent it from leaching out of the carbon and within another 24 hours it was no longer measurable. Take this for what it is worth since I am pretty inexperienced with all of this still.

Gerry
 
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I am still new to a lot of this. I have a QT tank that I treated with copper. When I was done I added activated charcoal and continued to check copper levels with my Hanna checker. They were down to almost zero within 24 hours. I replaced the charcoal after 24 hours to try and prevent it from leaching out of the carbon and within another 24 hours it was no longer measurable. Take this for what it is worth since I am pretty inexperienced with all of this still.

Gerry
Thank you Gerry, I am new to this hobby also been riffing almost 2yrs now.
 

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