WATER CONDITIONER & HEAVY METAL ERADICATOR
- Instantly detoxifies Lead, Copper & Zinc
- Works in both fresh and saltwater tanks
Is safe with invertebrates
Works well with Amquel Plus
Made in USA
Rid-Metals - an all new way to control heavy metals present in the public water supply. Using Rid-Metals in aquariums or ponds greatly reduces the need to worry about the toxic effects of heavy metals that are introduced into tap water from aging pipes or contaminated water sources.
Item No. 39944 - Rid Metals™ - 4 ounce - treats 240 gallons of water
Item No. 39956 - Rid Metals™ - 16 ounce - treats 960 gallons of water
Purposes & Benefits
THE IMPORTANCE OF REMOVING HEAVY METALS : RID-METALS™ detoxifies heavy metals that can be toxic to many aquatic organisms. Toxic metal ions in water can come from various sources, including home and commercial plumbing, medications, decorations and metal objects placed in the aquarium or pond, etc. It is essential to detoxify the heavy metals (such as zinc, iron, lead, copper, etc.) in the water supply for the fish to survive. The detoxifying capability of RID-METALS precipitates the metal ions into harmless compounds, rather than chelating them. RID-METALS forms a unique insoluble, polymeric salt with heavy metals that is stable under conditions of both high and low pH. This is a notable advantage over other products that rely strictly upon the chelation process. Such chelates are unstable, pH dependent, and can exchange their "bound" metal ion for another, releasing toxic ions into the water.
While tap water is acceptable to us and to pet animals (such as mammals - dogs cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc. - and birds) as well as to farm animals, tap water varying in extent from source to source is toxic to fishes and other aquatic life. This is particularly true for the heavy metals that it contains from the metal and plastic pipes that it goes through before it reaches you. One of the important functions of Fish Protector is to eliminate - or at least greatly reduce - heavy metals in the water.
One of the most toxic of heavy metals to fishes is copper, a common ingredient in tap water. RID-METALS is capable of precipitating up to 1.17 ppm free copper ions (Cu++) from solution. When copper is present in the tap water or when copper medications are used, the copper ions can combine with glass, plastic, rock, gravel, and other objects and remain indefinitely in this state. Variations in pH (acidity/alkalinity) may cause the copper to come back into solution and be toxic to fishes and invertebrates. RID-METALS permanently detoxifies copper and can be used to eliminate copper ion medications after their use as a treatment is completed.