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I purchased a bottle of Kordon Rid-Metals during my quest to determine why anacharis always melted in my tank. We have a house with older copper pipes and the familiar blue-green stains in the tub from water. Test kits reveal that the first water out of the tap tends to be around 0.5 ppm of copper. Since anacharis and some of our other aquarium plants are copper sensitive (and I’m hoping to add some shrimp at some point) I decided to try to treat the problem and see if that helped the plants growth.


Unfortunately my copper test kit did not arrive before the rid-metals did. So, I don’t know what my initial copper reading was. I imagined though that through evaporation and addition of water it may have increased over time to a level greater than that which comes directly out of the tap. Dosing is relatively easy. It’s a bit of a sticky substance though so you’ll likely want a cloth handy to clean with.

By the time I got a copper test kit, the tank has been registering no detectable copper in the tank. Rid Metals is not just for the removal of copper, but other heavy metals such as zinc and lead. It is safe for invertebrates and can be used in fresh or saltwater.

Since adding Rid Metals to our water treatment routine, all of our plants seem to be looking better. Even our java moss has a better coloration to it. We’ve had success now with a few plants that previously had just failed in our tank. If you have a problem with copper in your water supply, I would definitely recommend Kordon Rid-metals. I know I will be buying more.

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February 28, 2011 - 9:35 PM
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