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Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2016, 08:21:50 am »
My water is 630 TDS. :(


Wow!  Mine fluctuates from 450-550 TDS through the year and I thought that was bad.
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Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2016, 08:26:47 am »
My water is 630 TDS. :(


Wow!  Mine fluctuates from 450-550 TDS through the year and I thought that was bad.
The local brewer says that it can go up to 700 at times. The village has wells that pull from the gravel that the glaciers left behind. Lots of pulverized limestone in that gravel.
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Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2016, 08:33:58 am »
My water is 630 TDS. :(


Wow!  Mine fluctuates from 450-550 TDS through the year and I thought that was bad.
The local brewer says that it can go up to 700 at times. The village has wells that pull from the gravel that the glaciers left behind. Lots of pulverized limestone in that gravel.


Makes sense. Stuff must have a texture.
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Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2016, 09:18:53 am »
Very envious of people with good water!

Thank god for an RO system..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeTQTjhwfLM
My water is 630 TDS. :(

I have used the machine at the grocery store. The dual meter you have is pretty slick. What RO system do you have? I am getting tired of lugging the 5 gallon jugs around, my be be present to myself this year.

YIKES

I run this unit, with the DI disconnected.

https://airwaterice.com/reefkeepers-rodi/typhoon-5-stage-rodi-reefkeeper.html

Why do you have the DI disconnected? Because you are at 3 TDS.

I used to use the DI, and output was 0. But then it needed to be changed out(media) and just disconnected it until I could refill it. My TDS then went to 3, and I said ehh, close enough and just went with it.

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Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« Reply #49 on: December 18, 2016, 10:36:54 am »
Denny's water is from a well that is fed from an aquifer refilled by Cascadian snow melt. It likely hovers around 50ppm TDS with none of the minerals we care about being over 10ppm.

Cascadian snow melt?  I'm a long way from the Cascades for that to happen!

Here's my water analysis...

pH 7.4
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 164
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.27
Cations / Anions, me/L 2.8 / 2.7
ppm
Sodium, Na 11
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 34
Magnesium, Mg 7
Total Hardness, CaCO3 114
Nitrate, NO3-N < 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 19
Chloride, Cl 3
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 90
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 74
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Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« Reply #50 on: December 18, 2016, 10:53:19 am »

Here's my water analysis...

pH 7.4
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 164
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.27
Cations / Anions, me/L 2.8 / 2.7
ppm
Sodium, Na 11
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 34
Magnesium, Mg 7
Total Hardness, CaCO3 114
Nitrate, NO3-N < 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 19
Chloride, Cl 3
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 90
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 74



All in all, that's some pretty damn nice source water! The Midwest, another story.  :)
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Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« Reply #51 on: December 18, 2016, 11:07:18 am »
Your water is still coming from the snow somewhere along the way.

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Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« Reply #52 on: December 18, 2016, 11:45:35 am »
Your water is still coming from the snow somewhere along the way.

Maybe...but not the Cascades.
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Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« Reply #53 on: December 18, 2016, 12:08:22 pm »
I don't understand how Eugene wouldn't get snowmelt from the Cascades. The range runs from Lassen north to BC. The rivers are fed from the mountains.

Oh well, you still have great water. Mine is 600+ ppm and loaded with salt and carbonate. No good on its own.

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Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« Reply #54 on: December 18, 2016, 12:20:05 pm »
I don't understand how Eugene wouldn't get snowmelt from the Cascades. The range runs from Lassen north to BC. The rivers are fed from the mountains.

Oh well, you still have great water. Mine is 600+ ppm and loaded with salt and carbonate. No good on its own.

I'm pretty far northwest of Eugene, in the Coast Range.  I'm 99.9% certain my aquifer isn't fed by the Cascades.  Eugene, however, certainly is.
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Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« Reply #55 on: December 18, 2016, 12:24:50 pm »
Gotcha. I knew you were outside of town, but don't have a clue how far.

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Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« Reply #56 on: December 18, 2016, 12:34:58 pm »
Gotcha. I knew you were outside of town, but don't have a clue how far.

About 35 miles in the opposite direction of the Cascades (they're east of Eugene) and about 1000 ft. higher elevation.
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Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« Reply #57 on: December 18, 2016, 02:12:12 pm »
Ah. It's that elevation that does it. Water doesn't flow up.

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Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« Reply #58 on: December 18, 2016, 02:19:43 pm »
Ah. It's that elevation that does it. Water doesn't flow up.

Not usually!  :)
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Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« Reply #59 on: December 18, 2016, 02:55:19 pm »
I run this unit, with the DI disconnected.

https://airwaterice.com/reefkeepers-rodi/typhoon-5-stage-rodi-reefkeeper.html

I could see myself in the market for something like that.  I'm spending $8-$10 a batch on distilled water as it is.  It would also be useful for topping off the aquarium I guess.
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