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Old 02/18/2018, 09:53 AM   #1
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Using Chemicals on a regular basis

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125 - Fish Only Fake Rock Tank

Anyone out there using Copper as a algaecide? What dose are you using? Although most fish tolerate Cupramine™ to 0.8 mg/L, it is not advisable to exceed 0.6 mg/L copper.
Im assuming something under 0.6 for maintenance.
(Cooper is the main ingredient in the stuff I put in my swimming pool)

Or Chemi-clean to break down organics?

What else are you dosing to maintain FO tanks?


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Old 02/18/2018, 02:35 PM   #2
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Chloroquine phosphate is a much better algaecide, and much less harsh than copper. If you have wrasse, pipefish, seahorse it shouldn’t be used

Fish are not disposable commodities, but a worthwhile investment that can be maintained and enjoyed for many years, providing one is willing to take the time to understand their requirements and needs

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Old 02/23/2018, 02:40 PM   #3
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Old 02/24/2018, 07:34 AM   #4
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Old 03/02/2018, 06:57 PM   #5
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lower your light duration. also I've used algaefix with great success in the past

Everything is copasetic.

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Current Tank Info: Do it right the first time, save up, spend where it counts OR end up another craigslist ad of money lost.--------Why is this hobby so damn expensive??!-------
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