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IER and Carbon Filters..

Has Anyone ever used a brita water filter cartridge to test the effects on tap water for fish use? I checked the site out and it says they contain Carbon and Ion Exchange Resins to filter the water.. would these be the same as the carbon and IER in ro/di units? and would it give the same effect.
i think there about 4-6 pound to buy and last for 150 litres.

www.brita.co.uk

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They work, but depending on water hardness they don't last very long... Not cost effective over the long run.


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I dont know what your testing with but to prove to my wife the ones that you attach to your faucet are a waste of money I used my tds meter testing both filtered and unfiltered and there was no change in tds. Its just not possible to filter water that fast through the ones you attach to your faucet.

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if u meanthose electronic inhibitors i agree with your flow theory.. however the things im on about are for a sort of flask that drips through slowly which you keep in the fridge. im gonna work out a good plan for my changes im allready doing so keeping a log of the physics and the ferts as i go along (started it yesterday ) it may not be cost effective but depending on how much i really need to change. i change half at the moment once a week so it might still work out to be handy.

wasser can you give me a quick and simple explenation on the ro kit i think its large partical filter, carbon, the ier and then the membrane right?
do u think the brita unit would produce the same sort of water as the end result.. less the work of the membrane?

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