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Copper and Water Conditioners That Remove Heavy Metals

I think I might have a copper issue in my water. I notice that there are some water conditioners that remove heavy metals. Before I continue on I got this question

Prime, on the dr foster website says it detoxifies heavy metals but on the bottle it doesn't say it anywhere. So does it or not?

Also, if I do have copper issues in my tap water and I use prime that is said to detoxify heavy metals on the dr foster site, does that scratch out the possibility that I'm still having copper related issue?

Why do I think its copper? Baby shrimps and crays keep dying and my water parameters are almost 0 on everything.

How else can I remove copper from my water without buying a water filtration unit?
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The Seachem website does say that Prime removes heavy metals at typical concentration levels. I would go to their forum and ask them your questions. Actually, it might be quickest to do that on APC.

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If you know its copper you can get this http://www.seachem.com/Products/prod...CupriSorb.html


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It isn't likely that anyone's tap water contains excessive copper. Water companies all jack up the pH of their water to avoid erosion of copper water piping by the water. You can almost always find out how much copper is in the tap water you use by phoning your water company, by reading their water quality report, or, for most cities, by downloading that report from the internet.

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I just thought I'd add that even thought I'm not sure if I have a lot of copper in my water I use TopFin tap water conditioner. It takes out heavy metals and conditions my water.
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It isn't likely that anyone's tap water contains excessive copper. Water companies all jack up the pH of their water to avoid erosion of copper water piping by the water. You can almost always find out how much copper is in the tap water you use by phoning your water company, by reading their water quality report, or, for most cities, by downloading that report from the internet.
The problem with that is if people do have copper piping, and how far they are from the water treatment plant, and the condition of all the plumbing between their home and the plant. I did a science project on this eons ago in school- IME it was really rare for the water that actually came out of the tap at a residence to match the water parameters put out by the treatment plant.





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IME it was really rare for the water that actually came out of the tap at a residence to match the water parameters put out by the treatment plant.
That's scary!

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