MetaSorb UHC is a unique new product from Two Little Fishes with an Ultra High Capacity to instantly remove heavy metals from aquarium water. The tiny polymer beads are incredibly effective and fast acting as we witnessed in a demonstration showing a small sprinkling of the microbeads near-instantly changed color to blue when added to copper-treated water.
Two Little Fishes is pitching MetaSorb UHC as a kind of super-Poly Filter, minus the pad, with one tiny pouch of the stuff being able to remove heavy metals from 250 gallons of water. MetaSorb UHC’s active ingredient was actually developed to do environmental cleanup, so its rather fitting that Mr. Sprung find purpose for it in cleaning up our own captive environments.
In addition to the obvious use of MetaSorb UHC for removing copper and similar treatments from display and hospital aquariums, Two Little Fishes believes that MetaSorb could be especially effective at removing trace levels of heavy metals from newly mixed saltwater, which often contains traces of metals that can be irritating to aquarium corals during water changes.