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Old 05-07-2005, 05:03 PM   #11
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what is trying to be said is that peat moss releases tagamin acid into the water and that is what is going to lower the ph.. the stained water is the color of the acid.. if you use carbon it will filter the tagamin acid out of the water.. ie no stained water no change in ph at all..
as far as reverse osmosis goes the cheapest ones ive ever seen are on ebay.. they are not selling the cheaper ones in the pet section its in the homeandgarden,kitchen,smallapliances,waterfilters section.. most also have DI in the mix as well for under 100 bucks..for systems that put out 100gals a day or more..

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Old 05-07-2005, 09:02 PM   #12
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darn, I was really considering getting some peat to soften my water and bring the ph down, but not at the cost of removing my carbon filtration. If it was worse I would consider it but 7.4 is ok. I dont know if my water is hard or not becaues I dont have a test kit.

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