Copper? need help

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  1. Xereo

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    I need to dose copper in QT tank..

    How do i go about dosing it? Where do i get copper from?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. SteveZi

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    copper sulphate?
     
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    Whateva copper is needed for a tank that has an Ick outbreak......
    I have no idea where to get it from...
     
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    Xereo ,

    Lots of over the counter types available from most LFS's. All directions should be on there....sorry for the life of me I cant remember any of the trade names (but then again I dont dose copper :p)
     
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    there is a product called Cupramine - you may want to google.
     
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  7. KeeganP

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    :whistling: I don’t think it is advisable to dose copper in your DT, you need to set-up a separate QT tank if you need to dip sick fish in... as far as I know copper in DT is a big no no...
     
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    Hi xereo

    Cupramine is the way to go! However one would be wise to buy a copper test kit depending on the sensitivity of one's livestock.

    Why not do hypo salinity? Results are almost immediate!
     
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    I'm on day 8 using Herbitana,:thumbup: happy to say, all my inmates are well on there way to full recovery. This was a bad case of ick (WS) thought I would lose my Regal Tang......but no-way is that gonna happen.
     
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    Im busy with hypo salinity and herbatana.. will hardly any result.. thats why i was thinking of doing the copper route in my QT tank
     
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    @Xereo .... Hey dude, freshwater dip them, parasites jumps right off, an herbtana should kill free floating ich in DT, so dip them an put them in a fresh qt ..... Nt same water as display, but acclimitise them 100%..... Then treat DT for a period stated on herbtana, in that way, they wnt have hosts to survive on an will die, after treatment,add fish back to DT .... Should be sorted, ps.freshwater should be same ph an temp as tank,but RO only, nt saltwater, it kills ich on contact....goodluck dude an stay away from copper, nt always the safest option
     
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    Ive done two fresh water dips so far... and im busy lowering my salinity in my QT .. its at about 018.. going to lower till about 12ish
     
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