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Re: Ca and Mg levels with RO water
On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Jay Reeves wrote:
> What are people using RO water remineralizing and increasing KH with?
> I have been using Kent RO Right to remineralize and Kent pH Stable to
> add KH. Probably not a problem with the RO Right, however, pH Stable
> contains carbonic acid monosodium salts. I have been adding baking soda
> as well to get to 3-4 KH.
"carbonic acid monosodium salts"? I think that *is* baking soda. Of
course, Kent couldn't just say that.
> In looking over past postings I saw
> references to adding CaCo3 (calcium carbonate?) to increase hardness and
> that this available from the drug store. What product?
Calcium pills from the grocery store (read the ingredients, get the one
that comes closest to pure CaCO3 -- it's usually a cheap brand), marble
chips from a nursery or oyster shell. They all work.
> Minneapolis gets water
> from the Mississippi River whereas suburban communities have well
> water. Water quality, not economics, is the determining factor in this
> disparity. I will continue to consider tap water, but plan on
> continuing use of RO until I get a better handle on things.
My bet is that Minneapolis tap water is fine and that RO water is a waste
of your time and money.