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  1. #11

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    Well if you are wanting to lower your TDS but not go full R/O you could do a carbon block filter. Its the same thing I am working on for my fish because I am not wanting to spend money on prime or issues with large water changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    Well if you are wanting to lower your TDS but not go full R/O you could do a carbon block filter. Its the same thing I am working on for my fish because I am not wanting to spend money on prime or issues with large water changes.
    Now I'm interested. When I read wikipedia it tells me They are not effective at removing minerals, salts, and dissolved inorganic compounds.

    So, am I missing something?

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    I actually have to agree, the carbon block won't effect tds, it can remove particles typically as small as 1 micron (i think, don't quote me) and will remove chlorine and other chemicals.

    Only unit that would effect the tds I believe is RO (home depot sells some for a little cheaper than the "fish" ones)

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    RO and Deionization resin are the two main methods I'm aware of for making soft water. IF there's any others I'd like to know.

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    peat moss helps, tho thats usually minor lol....
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    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly Merry Christmas - steeler58 Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7 
    Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Good to see you here again... - Slaphppy7 Figured you needed a little one to go with all those big guys - fishmommie 

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    Nope you are correct Hardy, it wont remove disolved solids. I was thinking of removing lead and removing all the other crap in the water. *shrug* Sorry, brain lumped things together.

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    all good, working for a construction company that does water and stuff, we are typically the fix of hard water in some place, can just be old water pipes in the road

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    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly Merry Christmas - steeler58 Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7 
    Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Good to see you here again... - Slaphppy7 Figured you needed a little one to go with all those big guys - fishmommie 

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    Sounds like my house... come fix it! I hate lime residue... And hate vinegar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    Nope you are correct Hardy, it wont remove disolved solids.
    If the OP is looking to remove TDS, isn't Seachem's Purigen used as chemical filter media an option here?

    Sorry to get this thread a bit off track, but I thought that the OP's problem was hard water.
    Last edited by Taurus; 06-27-2013 at 12:30 PM.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    If the OP is looking to remove TDS, isn't Seachem's Purigen used as chemical filter media an option here?

    Sorry to get this thread a bit off track, but I thought that the OP's problem was hard water.
    I looked up Seachem's Purigen and it doesn't say anything about hard water...

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