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Old 07-03-2011, 01:48 AM   #1
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Well Water???

Hey guys, my dad is getting ready to set up a 92 gallon corner, and I was wondering is I should advise him to get an ro/di unit. I know I had to get one cause I have city water and was having cyano problems. But he has well water, and I didn't know if well water caused a whole different set of problems, or if it would be ok.
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:06 AM   #2
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Tap or well.. he should be using RO/DI. There's nothing in it and salt mix gives everything needed.

Seems to me like well water would have a lot of bacteria, chemicals, and just overall more contamination than tap water.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:21 AM   #3
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it would really depend on the well, shallow wells tend to be rougher on things than a good deep rock one. It tends to be the deeper it is the better the water is as far as whats in it, we had one that was a bit over 300 feet and was the softest, cleanest tasting water around.
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the town i live in is fed off of a few different wells, and let me tell you, the water is garbage.
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Freshwater? Or Saltwater?
Hmmmm........either way I Would Go With A RO/DI Unit
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We had a well in Spain, fed from volcanic rock... NO WAY would I feed it to my fish, or baby! Full of stuff! BIG mis-understanding that it is "Pure."
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Freshwater? Or Saltwater?
Hmmmm........either way I Would Go With A RO/DI Unit
For SW I agree you should go RO/DI, even with a well. I have a well and I HAVE to use a filter because of the hardness of the water (my 10 micron filter turns red from iron after 10g of water has been made).

For FW I disagree...

When you add the salt to the RO/DI for SW you are adding minerals and needed things back into the water. With FW you don't do that. I used tap for my FW.
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For FW I disagree...

When you add the salt to the RO/DI for SW you are adding minerals and needed things back into the water. With FW you don't do that. I used tap for my FW.
In Freshwater...... True.... In a sense..... I would use a RO unit with out the DI PART ... more or less just to rid the water of sediment,chlorine,ECT.
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