Dr Bassleers marine food

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Hi

I recently bought some of this "Dr Bassleers" food. When I looked at the label though it claims that it has 30mg/1kg of Copper :(

I just want to know if this food is then not suitable for reef tanks? I know basically 3mg if I chucked in the whole thing at once wouldn't amount to much ppm wise in my tank but I just want to double check...

There's not much info about this food online, only:
http://www.aquarium-munster.com/Eng/GB_21.1_Biofish_Food.asp
New Product: Dr. Bassleer's Biofish Food - AquaticQuotient.com

Anyone else using this?
 

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Hhhhhmmm - I wonder if other fish foods actually contain copper. My gut feel tells me NNNNOOOOOO stay away....

BUT - then again, if SOMEONE is willing to try this - we all learn, hey! ;-)
 
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I have been using this food for about 4 months with no ill effects, but it is not my main source of food, rather a once week feed source
 
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I must admit I have not looked at the threads but I would be wary of anything containing copper, maybe if it is an extremely minute amount using carbon may counter the copper addition?
 
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Hi 'just thought id add, used this food on a regal tang with a hectic white spot break out and the turn around was phenomenal . he did a full recovery in a week after i started using this food at my lfs recomendation ! this is in a reef tank ,just made sure all food was eaten up at each feed .
 
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Thats a new remedy for the lurgy. Be really interesting if it proves to be effective. But my gut tells me that no copper is the best copper.
 
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I have been using this food for almost a year and feed my fish 3 times a day on it. All of my fish love the stuff. I feed different sizes from the medium to the xxl and they all eat it. Ever since I started using the stuff my fish look happier, fatter and I have had no health issues at all. I have not sen any changes in my coral health as a result either.

I have not seen any problems with copper poisoning.
 
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I recently also discovered that a product offered by Zeo (Spur 2) is based on copper. And guess what it does ?It supposedly makes your colours pop.
 

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I recently also discovered that a product offered by Zeo (Spur 2) is based on copper. And guess what it does ?It supposedly makes your colours pop.
I recently read a small article in a magazine that stated:

"it is an essential trace element to marine organisms - they can't live without it. Copper's main role in the body is in the performance of enzymes; without minute concentrations of copper, many enzymes simply cannot function properly."

It also said that NSW has a copper concentration of 0.000212.
 

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