Well Water Problems

  1. K

    KatelynJ New Member Member

    Hi
    I am on well water with a water softener and I am concerned about the health of my fish. It uses sodium chloride to soften the water. I know that it has a bypass, but I am concerned about any heavy metals that could come from using it. I am not sure if Prime would be able to take care of it. Normally, the water goes through the softener and then through a carbon filter to remove the heavy metals. Could I replace the carbon filter with an RO unit to have for the whole house? I am just not sure how to go about this.
     
  2. AquaticJ

    AquaticJ Well Known Member Member

    Have you tested the waters PH/KH/GH?
     


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  3. OP
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    K

    KatelynJ New Member Member

    Yes. The pH is 7.4, the GH is none existent and KH is somewhere between 107.4 and 125.3 ppm.
     
  4. AquaticJ

    AquaticJ Well Known Member Member

    Anyway to bypass the softener and just go through the carbon?
     
  5. OP
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    K

    KatelynJ New Member Member

    I could look into it, but I am not optimistic it can be done without some extreme changes.
     
  6. AquaticJ

    AquaticJ Well Known Member Member

    Likely, yes. You can get an RO/DI and hook it up to the sink when you need to use it. It'll take everything out, so you'll just have to remineralize it.
     
  7. OP
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    K

    KatelynJ New Member Member

    Ok. That seems more doable. Thanks for your help.
     


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