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Old 09-12-2006, 12:23 AM   #1
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I need to find out how I can lower the nitrate from 10ppm from my RO water? I have a skimmer that is pulling a lot of brown gunk out of the tank. Here is the info on my tank:
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Would a DI help? TIA
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:17 AM   #2
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It should help. So just to be sure, you're getting 10ppm of trates from your RO water? How long has it been since you changed your RO filter?
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RO/DI should help.
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Nitrate in the tank or in the RO water before putting it in the tank?
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Nitrate comeing from the R/O system, when I tested just plain tap water the nitrates was will above 50, it has been about 6 months since we had changed the filters, and we have very bad water to begin with. The water company which is a private company says they are within the federal guidlines, but when I test the TDC's they are well above 1800ppm then when I test the R/O water they are down to around 87-98ppm. That is why I was wondering if a DI added to the R/O system would make a big difference at all. Sorry for the long rply but thought just incase you might have thought about something that I just covered.

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Your readings are too high after filtration. Sounds like it is time to change the filters. If the water is bad to begin with, they may not last 6 months.

Di will help, but you still need to change the ro filters.
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Everyone thanks I had changed the filters the other day and the reading is now down to .5pmm is there anything else I can do to remove the rest of the nitrates?
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