Removing Copper From Water?

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Hey everyone,
So I've recently gone back to live plants but cannot afford a co2 system at the moment so I've been using Seachem Flourish as a supplement. Now ever since I started using this fertilizer some strange things have been happening and the only factor I can connect this behavior to could be the possible presence of copper in the water (I'm waiting on a test kit). I found a product called Seachem cuprisorb but I could use any suggestions at this point:

20 gallon hex: all the mts mysteriously disappeared, angelfish have become lethargic and refuse to eat, and mystery snails have been "hibernating" for literally months now without eating and their normally white bodies have a sort of orange tint now. I know the mystery snails aren't dead because they still recoil when touched and they don't stink.

29 gallon: mts are also dying off, mystery snails still won't wake up. Other fish are fine.

Water parameters in both tanks:
Ammonia- .25 ppm (water change overdue)
Nitrite- 0 ppm
Nitrate- Never above 20 ppm
pH- 7.4-8.0
 

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Do a lot of water changes and throw away any carbon pads. Also clean the other filter pads and filter media in DECHLORINATED water.
 
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75 gallon Discus Tank said:
Do a lot of water changes and throw away any carbon pads. Also clean the other filter pads and filter media in DECHLORINATED water.
Should I replace the carbon bags that I'm throwing out or just replace them with extra media?
 

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The main ingredient in Seachem Excel is used as a fish and invertebrate poison.
 
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AvalancheDave said:
The main ingredient in Seachem Excel is used as a fish and invertebrate poison.
The fertilizer I'm using is actually Flourish not Excel, my bad. :dead:
 
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