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Water quality

Below is an analysis of water from the city where I live;

pH				7.6	
P. Alkalinity as CaCO3		0	mg/l
Tot. Alka. As CaCO3		121	mg/l
Total Hardness as CaCO3	571	mg/l
Dissolved solids			1385	mg/l
Bicarbonate			148	mg/l
Carbonate			0	mg/l
Dil Conduct 			2814	(umhos/cm)
Calcium				126	mg/l
Chloride				469	mg/l
Flouride				0.4	mg/l
Magnesium			62	mg/l
Total Nitrate			0.21	mg/l
Sodium				263	mg/l
Sulfate				380	mg/l

Barium				0.199	mg/l
Chromium			< 0.01	mg/l
Copper				< 0.006	mg/l
Iron				< 0.013	mg/l
Lead				< 0.001	mg/l
Manganese			0.013	mg/l
Nickel				< 0.02	mg/l
Selenium			0.0156	mg/l
Silver				< 0.01	mg/l
Sodium				236	mg/l
Zinc				<0.02	mg/l

Is this water suitable for raising D. magna? If not, could it be mixed with 
RO water to achieve a tolerable dilution, or should I use RO water and one 
of the mineral addititves like RO Right?


Douglas Guynn

In west Texas, where ANY amount of rain is appreciated.