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Old 11/16/2017, 08:21 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by tdb320reef View Post
I run the waste line to top off my pool.
That is actually a bad @ss idea. Seriously - that is a great use.


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Old 11/17/2017, 10:12 AM   #52
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Not to beat a dead horse, but it's pretty near impossible to give Rift Lake cichlids water which is too hard. Many cichlids actually grow faster in pure salt water. I don't know if it's still done, but many years ago Tilapia were being bred and raised in the ocean; they grew faster and larger in pure salt water than fresh. I've observed black blotches on Neolamprologus brichardi (Lake Tanganyikan cichlids) which were kept in tap water. With the addition of salts these blotches disappeared. Waste water is great for Africans. I've also kept plants like Vallisneria in extremely hard water - I had to cut them back as they would reach 7 feet! Very soft water usually killed plants.

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Old 11/19/2017, 07:09 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by Twinfallz View Post
It surprises me how many people tend to think of the 'flush' water from an RO unit as something to be treated like a harmful chemical.

I drink my flush water, & why not.

If the water going into a RODI unit is good enough to drink, then the flush water, which has by this time gone through a sediment filter, & then a carbon filter is certainly good enough to drink.

But what about the TDS??? The TDS level will barely be higher than before it went through the membrane housing, and, those disolved minerals are what humans need to be healthy.

Just don't drink RODI treated water regularly, that's not good for you.
I have suggested that many time before. Why some people refer to the wast water from a RO unit is like sewer water just shows the complete lack of knowledge of how a RO unit works. The wast water from a RO unit is going to be much cleaner than the tap water coming out of the faucet since it has already gone through your prefilter/carbon filters.

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Old 11/20/2017, 03:09 AM   #54
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Good to make

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Old 12/05/2017, 09:59 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by Twinfallz View Post
Good to make

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I have reasonably soft stable tap water and add tiny amounts of Gypsum, Calcium Chloride and Epsom to my tap water to create a balanced profile. I take it these would be in higher concentration in the RODI run off versus what's coming out of the faucet

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Old 12/07/2017, 02:54 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by Sugar Magnolia View Post
Mine goes directly into my washing machine. Filling up a 5 gallon jug gives me about 2/3 the amount of water to run a large load of laundry.
How do you do that??

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Old 12/27/2017, 12:48 PM   #57
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I heard that the waste water is great for African chichlids. They love it.

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