Removing Copper

DavidJTurley

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Hey all,

I am currently treating my tank with Esha 2000 which advises to remove snails; so for now my assassin snails are floating around in plastic Tupperware (probably not the most exciting little house). Esha 2000 has a small concentration of copper in it which can be deadly to snails (although not deadly enough in my opinion as I still have my pest snails surviving in the tank) so I purchased some PolyFilter to remove the copper and other chemicals from the medication.

However, I am not sure if I can simply put a weight at the bottom of the polyfilter and drop it in the tank OR if I need to take my sponge out of the filter and put the polyfilter in my filter for a few days? Or can I put the polyfilter in alongside the filter sponge?

It isn’t too clear online or on the instructions so just wondered if anybody could advise. My filter is a Fluval Mini (I don’t think it is a power filter or anything) if that helps.
 

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If I was you ide us seachem cuprisorb which is guaranteed to take copper out. Although Esha 2000 is shrimp safe its probably ok with snails but I like you wouldn't take the chance
 

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