Copper test kits

Discussion in 'Fish Disease Treatment and Diagnosis' started by Humblefish, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. LA Reef Addict

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    @melypr1985 @Humblefish

    Picked up my api copper test kit and ammonia badge and now just need to go to my lfs to get some coppersafe for the fish qt....my next question regarding copper treatment is since I will be following the 10 foot rule and since i already have a coral qt in my kitchen, that leaves me with having to set up the fish qt in my bedroom. Thank God for being single huh? lol....so my question is, do I have anything to worry about in terms of running copper or other medications with a quarantine tank that's approximately 3 feet away from my bed? I would like to avoid breathing in toxic fumes or chemicals/carcinogens at all possible costs. Been in the hobby for 15 years but this is the first time that I am taking all possible steps to avoid having to deal with fish diseases and/or coral parasites in the dt. Thanks for all the great advice.
     

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    I don't think you'll have to worry overmuch about breathing in toxic fumes. If you are worried about it, you can make sure the A/C is blowing away from you and toward the QT (if that makes sense), or have a fan that lightly blows -again- away from you and toward the QT. This would cause a slight breeze that would cause any aerosol to be blown away from where you sleep. Also, you could get one of those air filter deals for your room.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks for the info.
     
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    [​IMG] is this in range API copper ter
     
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    I am a horrible judge of the API copper test.

    I like to take a gallon of saltwater and add 1.8mL of Coppersafe to it. Then I sample it with the API test and use it as my reference color.

    You may find it easier to use a smaller volume of water and 1mL of Coppersafe. You can go with 0.55 gallons, 2.1 liters, 71 ounces, 2.2 quarts... (I have a handy unit converter!)
     

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