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    I want to have my water professionally tested. I live in Texas and would like to send it off and compare the results to my various test kits.

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    You live in the United States. Unless you are on well water, your local water utility is required to do regular testing and provide an annual water test report. If that is what you are looking for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillianne
    You live in the United States. Unless you are on well water, your local water utility is required to do regular testing and provide an annual water test report. If that is what you are looking for...
    Haha, I would not drink my own tap water! I tested it from the tap and it was 550 TDS. A week later you can smell the chlorine and TDS dropped to 450. I use a RO/DI setup for my tanks and it gives me 0-10 TDS

    I want them to test all the values out of my reef tank. I have multiple brand test kits and they all vary. I would like to send the tank water off and have it tested for mg, kh, ca, no2, no3, nh3, sg, strotium etc etc. Then take those results and see which brand test kit is close to those values.
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    You might want to contact Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. They bought Aquarena Springs a few years ago for research and seem to have a good aquatics department. The students there may be able to test the water for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1
    You might want to contact Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. They bought Aquarena Springs a few years ago for research and seem to have a good aquatics department. The students there may be able to test the water for you.
    Awesome! I will find out. Thanks mommy1
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    Quote Originally Posted by glarior
    I use a RO/DI setup for my tanks and it gives me 0-10 TDS.
    You might want to look into changing your filters or resin. You should be getting 0 TDS with a RO/DI system
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    You might want to look into changing your filters or resin. You should be getting 0 TDS with a RO/DI system
    I bought all new filters and resin for filling up the new tank.... just have not installed them
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    I bought all new filters and resin for filling up the new tank.... just have not installed them
    If you don't have one, you'll want a back flush kit too. With a TDS as high as you have, unless you clean the membrane periodically its working life will be short. An in line TDS meter or meters, would help in knowing when to back flush.

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