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    Get one on ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (droseraguy @ June 19 2006,3:40)]Haven't tested the water yet but it sure tastes better than the straight well
    Yuck, Im glad we got city water a while ago. Our well had lots of iron in it so it was all funky tasting. Plus it stained anything white into a pee yellow. We got city water back in 94, our well finally went in 2004. Watertable dropped from all the new houses out here. But anyway, if your water was like mine, do you have a water softener? If not the membrane does not last long

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    The only thing about a water softener is it replaces the hardness with salt. VERY BAD FOR PLANTS. Does the RO system remove all the salt afterwords?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JB_OrchidGuy @ June 20 2006,8:36)]The only thing about a water softener is it replaces the hardness with salt. VERY BAD FOR PLANTS. Does the RO system remove all the salt afterwords?
    I read somewhere that running the softened water through the filter worked better because the salts were easier to remove than the minerals. Whether it's true or not I don't know. I would think though, that as salt is a disolved solid, it would be removed the same as the minerals are.

    To improve the life of the membranes you have to occasionally back flush it to remove the crud it filters out of the water. Also, if you have a TFM type membrane, you need a good carbon prefilter to remove chlorine from the water. Chlorine will destroy the thin film membrane in short order.
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    Cool cool. Glad someone knew because I didn't. LOL I don;t have any experience with the things. All natural for me. Come on rain I need ti fill my drum back up!
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    We are currently renting Culligan's RO system, and I use that water for my plants.
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