Copper

Copper Test Kits Help and Advice

Keep your water quality in tip-top shape

Copper test kits provide quick and accurate results on the copper content of your aquarium water, giving you peace of mind that your marine or freshwater tank is safe. Our range of copper test kits features products from leading aquarium brands like API and Salifert.

What are copper test kits?

Copper test kits allow you to easily monitor copper levels to maintain copper-based fish treatments at therapeutic levels, and test copper levels from 0 to 4 ppm.

Why might I buy copper test kits?

Copper test kits are easy to use and will allow you to monitor safe levels of copper within your aquarium. It's a common treatment for all types of parasitic infections. Testing for copper is absolutely critical if you plan to dose copper in your quarantine tank. Copper is lethal at high doses, it is ineffective in low doses and it is unstable in saltwater.

What are the main types of copper test kits?

With copper test kits you can easily and accurately monitor copper levels to maintain copper-based fish treatments at therapeutic levels, and test copper levels in your fresh or saltwater aquariums. Salifert Profi-Test Kits contain enough solution to carry out 50 tests and should be used as part of your regular maintenance routine to keep the tank in the best condition. It is very sensitive and will detect the smallest amount easily.

What features should you look for?

Copper is often found in treatments and medications, so it's important to check that the concentration is not too heavy as it can be toxic to both marine fish and invertebrates. Tap water can also contain a large amount of copper and other heavy metals, so test mains water during water changes.