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Re: [Killietalk] Hose and carbon filter
> I would like to run our tap water through a carbon
> block filter attached to the hose and run the water to
> the fishroom holding containers. Obviously I would
> like to dechlorinate the water. However would a slow
> flow allow me to use some warm water this winter?
> Would the carbon block would also remove any metal
> ions which might drift in from the hot water heater?
If you have copper pipes, the extra pipe transit time might add a bit of
copper to the water, but that's not terribly toxic to fish. Use of much
stronger copper solutions is used in disease treatment. I think that a
carbon block filter would absorb much of the copper in any case.
That said, if you have an electric hot water heater, I'm not sure you're
saving much money to use that water instead of just adding a submersible
heater to the holding tank.
> Also, what source, what brand of hose attachment (used
> to hold a carbon filter) have any of you had a good
> experience with?
Lee Harper is probably the expert here on carbon filtration. I think his
current recommendation is the carbon unit sold by Jehmco. If you call
Jehmco, you'll find that the owner is exceedingly helpful with sizing and
plumbing for something like this. I usually refrain from outright product
endorsements, but Jehmco is really outstanding. He has all sorts of neat
stuff at www.jehmco.com.
Keystone Killy Group
SE Pennsylvania, USA
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