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Old 03-23-2005, 12:28 AM   #1
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WATER!!!!

My nitrates are high about 40ppm and i want them as low as possible but my tap water wont cut it we recently received a letter from our water company that states our water contains radium(know to cause cancer) so is there any water you could buy at the grocery store that would be good to use in my tank
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Radium or radon?

If it is radon it is a gas and I would think that if you let the water sit, the gas would escape.
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Alot of stores sell R/O water now... At my local super wal mart culligan set up a kiosk that sells r/o for .33$ a gallon.
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I would have to agree with mjvincent R/O water is the best bet.
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:57 AM   #5
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Radium or radon?

If it is radon it is a gas and I would think that if you let the water sit, the gas would escape.
It's probably Radium. (pdf link)

I would also go with a store bought RO water. Many LFS offer this as well as many larger grocery stores.

I honestly do not know if a home RO/DI filter would remove radium. You would need to check the specific manufaturer of a filter you were considering and ask.
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