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    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
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    I just did a quick test for metallic salts (Mg, Mn, Ca, & K) and all came out to be non-detect. That's a lot better than the results of the water that came from the AC unit.

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    That's good to know! Did I miss a topic on the results of a test from an AC unit? I mentioned in another post not too long ago that my TDS tester did infact read a measurable amout of TDS in water comming from my AC unit. It'd be nice to read what your "offical" results of that are.
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    I can do that.

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    Any ideas why they'd be different since they're both performing the same function? (condensing water on coils)

    One is outside the house and one is inside, but that would imply that these salts came from the outside air.... hmmmm?
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    Don't get too worried about water chemistry. Here are annual weighted mean concentratrions (mg/l) for precipitation from two Sarracenias places. The Maine numbers are the range of annual averages for five years and the Alabama numbers are for four years

    Acadia National Park, Maine:

    Ca (0.05 - 0.08)
    Mg (0.047 - 0.105)
    K (0.019 - 0.038)
    Na (0.416 - 0.932)
    NH4 (0.09 - 0.13)
    NO3 (0.56 - 0.95)
    Cl (0.75 - 1.49)
    SO4 (0.76 -1.22)
    lab conductivity (12.27 - 19.40 us/cm)

    Baldwin County, Alabama

    Ca (0.07 - 0.08)
    Mg (0..032 - 0.037)
    K (0.014 - 0.022)
    Na (0..268 - 0.301)
    NH4 (0.08 - 0.11)
    NO3 (0.54 - 0.78)
    Cl (0.48 - 0.54)
    SO4 (0.87 -1.11)
    lab conductivity (11.33 - 15.06 us/cm)

    It's dilute stuff, but far from distilled or RO.
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    That's really useful info. Perhaps we can use it as a rough guideline.

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