Copper Power dosing causing cloudiness?

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Copper Power dosing causing cloudiness?
400 gallon of water volume and I dosed one bottle of 16oz in one day (2 times.) 2nd doze gave me cloudiness.
Stupid me I did not QT new fish this time (and one time) and I got my tangs with ich.

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Did you dose Copper Power into Reef Tank?
It suppose to be used only in QT/Hospital tank.
It will kill invertebrates and coral.
 

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As bushdoc asked, you didn't just put copper power into a reef tank......right?
 
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Did you dose Copper Power into Reef Tank?
It suppose to be used only in QT/Hospital tank.
It will kill invertebrates and coral.
As bushdoc asked, you didn't just put copper power into a reef tank......right?

Yes, I recall reading that now when I had a similar incident before.

I did... just put copper power into a reef tank.

I have a water flush system that can change out all the water in 4-5ish days. If I start that now, a full 24 hrs after 14 fl oz of copper power, will the coral/verts/starfish/snails have a chance? Also removing the copper power is increasing the fishes' risk with ick, no?

That is likely a bacterial bloom.

How would bacterial bloom be triggered by the copper power?
 

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Did you not read the label on the bottle that clearly states its toxic to snails and inverts.
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I'm curious if your seeing a bacterial bloom or a massive dieoff beginning.
 

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Copper Power dosing causing cloudiness?
400 gallon of water volume and I dosed one bottle of 16oz in one day (2 times.) 2nd doze gave me cloudiness.
Stupid me I did not QT new fish this time (and one time) and I got my tangs with ich.

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While it can, rarely does it happen
If you have carbon or other media, it may be reactivity with the copper especially if its ionic
Are you using cupramine or chelated form?
 

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Sorry to hear. Can you change the water faster, or move the corals to another tank (maybe your store's)?
Can you get some Cuprisorb and add it today?

The cloudy water is likely from invertebrate die-off, I've never seen copper power cause cloudy water on its own.

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Yes, I recall reading that now when I had a similar incident before.

I did... just put copper power into a reef tank.

I have a water flush system that can change out all the water in 4-5ish days. If I start that now, a full 24 hrs after 14 fl oz of copper power, will the coral/verts/starfish/snails have a chance? Also removing the copper power is increasing the fishes' risk with ick, no?



How would bacterial bloom be triggered by the copper power?

Oh no

You need to run cuprisorb or similar ASAP and do a massive water change. I have no clue if you can save everything.


The bacterial bloom could be unrelated, or maybe from a mass of inverts dying from the copper and rotting.
 

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