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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 04:04 AM
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I don't think there is a filter that will change the GH or KH, except by exchanging the calcium and magnesium ions for sodium or possibly potassium ions. Ions in the water are many times too small for a filter to stop. A carbon block filter would help remove organics from the water, but only if the flow rate through the filter is slow enough.

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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think there is a filter that will change the GH or KH, except by exchanging the calcium and magnesium ions for sodium or possibly potassium ions. Ions in the water are many times too small for a filter to stop. A carbon block filter would help remove organics from the water, but only if the flow rate through the filter is slow enough.
Thats a good point hoppy. Thus why most use RO. There is a notable "taste" to our water that is almost chalky, so i am curious to see if it tastes better in addition to testing different (probably wont).

If i only had some of that good Sac town water

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Installed the system yesterday. I tested the water before the install and after the install. The ph went from 7.4 to 6.8 which I thought was interesting and I will plan on testing again today. There is a definite different taste in the water which I am happy about.

I would recommend this system based on its inexpensiveness for areas like so cal that just plainly have bad water. If I had the funds, I would have probably spend the extra money and purchased a better system, but for now, this will do

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Very cool. Good to hear, Keep it updated. Also did you test any other parameters other than ph?
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