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Old 05/25/2019, 10:44 AM   #1
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Will Copper Interfere With In-Tank Ammonia Alert “Patch”?

Given what I’ve read re copper killing off live rock bacteria — the primary source of ammonia breakdown in my QT — I want to use one of those in-tank patches you mount to the glass (Seachem ammonia alert) to keep on top of ammonia. Will copper (cupramine) interfere with performance of the alert indicator?

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No it shouldn't. It's actually the best way to keep an eye on ammonia while treating with copper. Most other tests tend to give a false reading when copper is present.
I personally use them all the time in my qt.


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no it shouldn't. It's actually the best way to keep an eye on ammonia while treating with copper. Most other tests tend to give a false reading when copper is present.
I personally use them all the time in my qt.
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