Copper Leaching


In Memoriam
o about 2 years ago I put copper in my tank with my porcupine puffer because he had some disease. he is all better now. back then I had no idea copper would kill my live rock because the fish store did not tell me about this. i have since tested for copper in my tank and have consistently tested 0. i am still skeptical about putting new live rock in because i have heard about how copper can appear to be gone but later leach back out at a random time. is this true or am i safe by now to put some new live rock in? Thanks


Bomb Technician (EOD)
Premium Member
Does this tank have LR, sand or gravel ? If so it is a no-no .

If the right thing happens chemically and it has to many, any of that copper tied up in media will/may make the copper go back into solution = dead