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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #984

	That water does not look like most bottled water. It looks like
mineral water or RO water with stuff added. I wouldn't do it. Depending on
how big your tank is, you might be better off getting an RO unit.


>Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 20:02:16 EDT
>From: AliceF8770 at aol_com
>Subject: purchased water instead of adding all that stuff
>I'm thinking of buying  bottled water for my planted tank as I'm having so
>much trouble with my local water.  When I asked the seller, they sent me the
>following description of the mineral content  - vis a vis milligrams per liter
>Bicarbonate 22.0
>Chloride 	5.1
>Flouride	ND (None detectable)
>Nitrate	0.3
>Silica		7.3
>Sulfate	5.0
>Calcium	19.0
>Magnesium	1.2
>Potassium	0.4
>Sodium	3.0
>TDS (by meter)	38.0
>Total Dissolved Solids
>Total Hardness	16.0
>pH				6.5
>What do you thinkof the quality, and what would I need to add for a planted
>tank?  Thanks folks for the help.
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