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Re: new house water softeners
From what I've seen house water softeners are basically ion exchange,
substituting mostly for sodium ions, which isnt good. Perhaps some in the US
may be able to update you more.
R / O water can waste quite a lot of water, the harder your tapwater the
more it wastes. I think the figure is 7:1, but I've never checked mine. In
the UK most of us pay a one off payment for water, and we aren't meterd so
waste isnt a financial problem, although I can see that it could be.
You might have to look into pre filtration of water through peat or ion
Just my opinions, feel free to correct me everyone
----- Original Message -----
From: DeMarle, Steve <sdemarle at xomed_com>
To: 'killie list' <KillieTalk at AKA_Org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 10:57 PM
Subject: new house water softeners
> I've been looking to buy a house down here in Jacksonville and some of the
> houses I've looked at have water softeners installed. The water down here
> is liquid rock, great for Notho's but terrible for lots of other killies.
> Not knowing much about water softeners I was wondering if these water
> softeners are any good for fish. I'm quessing that these water softeners
> just replace one set of ions for another and don't truly soften the water.
> I would like to not be dependent on rain water for my soft water so if
> do work they could be a godsend. I also have a question about RO units.
> think I've been told that you have to run a lot of water through them in
> order to get a little useable water. Is this true and if so how can
> afford to use them? As you can tell I'm totally ignorant when it comes to
> this subject so any information would be appreciated. Thanks
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