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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #593

Remembering I'd archived something about this a few years ago, I dug it

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  - Erik

> From: Dirk 
> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 23:58:51 -0600
> Subject: Crazy idea
> What do you think of this:
> We're always fighting our water.  We have very hard well water.  For
> drinking and for our fish tanks we have an RO unit.  For washing and
> bathing we have a water softner.  I was just thinking, though.  Untreated,
> this water is loaded with Fe and CO2.  Aside from the pH change you get
> from leaving our untreated water out for a day or two, iron settles out of
> it.
> Rather than fighting the water I have been thinking about taking advantage
> of it.  What if I set up a planted tank with a very small continuous water
> change.  Maybe just a partial daily water change? Freshly pumped out of the
> ground this stuff would have to be great for aquatic plants.  Cut out the
> Iron supplement, cut out the CO2 supplementation. . . .  Thoughts?
> TIA,
> Dirk 

Erik Olson				
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