Originally Posted by flitabout
If my tap wasn't so horrid I would just use it. After struggling for months to get my parameters stable I chose to go with RO
water. My water is not only bad but unstable. I would rather do the same thing every week for my big change instead of having to track weather conditions fertilizers farmers are using. I live in farm country and do have city water. But these are the varying conditions of my tap water I also don't drink my water anymore either.
PH - 7.2-8.8
I don't have tuns of records on gh
13-15 232- 268ppm
That's bad! Mine is nowhere near as rough! pH fluctuates inline with hardness according to rainfall, I must be lucky.
Uk water companies are not allowed to release water above gH
550ppm as it is considered unsuitable for human consumption. 280/330 approx. annual fluctuation. No other poisons! (Excl. chlorine)
With the hardness so high, to achieve neutral water the RO
cut would be so great it would probably reduce those levels to zero.