Re: removing copper

> From: franc at golden_golden.net
> Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 23:52:35 +0000
> Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V1 #301
> If  I am not mistaken Karen you wrote on the several occasions, you 
> cannot grow some plants because of high copper content in your 
> (Boston?) area water. Why don't you try to remove (reduce) it?? You
> can just add a drop of iron chloride. You have to be carefull though 
> because in this process hydrogen carbonate is consumed and this may 
> lead to a fall of Ph value (on overdose only).  As far as I can think
> this is the only side effect that you should be concerned with. If I 
> am not mistaken Dupla sells this product under the trade name 
> "Duplacrys". I have never bought it myself (no need for this water) 
> but I think it should work just fine.
> If you are concerned about adding chemicals to your water (I know I 
> always am) perhaps some of the chemists on the list may care to 
> elaborate on this; dosing etc...
> Franc Gorenc                                franc at golden_net
> Kitchener, Ontario                       http://www.golden.net/~franc
> Canada
	I can't imagine how this would work.  I'm afraid the posting
above makes little sense.

Paul Sears    (One of the chemists on the list)  Ottawa, Canada