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Help, salt in the town water

i have a 60g frreshwater planted aquarium and am having a problem. there is a huge amount of salt in the town water and need to find some way of removing it from the tank. water changes of any large scale are inpractical. is there anything that i can add to the tank, the filter, the water that will help disperse or neutralize the salt in the water?
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RO/ DI unit is probably the best method if it is that bad.

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How do you know there is a ton of salt in there?


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I think u should call you're water company cause that's not normal....sure u don't have well water and treat it with salt?


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I think u should call you're water company cause that's not normal....sure u don't have well water and treat it with salt?
Oh, sorry I didn't see u were from australia...I have no idea how the water is down under.


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Do you have a water quality report from your water company that shows how much salt is in the water? If it is too much I don't see any alternative to using a RO/DI system to eliminate it. I think wasting water is considered unacceptable in Australia. If so, the RO/DI method wouldn't be acceptable there. That leaves distilled water, purchased from a local source.

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I have salt in my city water (it's in the report). It's also pretty hard so I have a softener which just adds more salt! The water is salty tasting out of the tap.

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we have lots of salt in the water from the recent floods. further up stream is a dam that has a limestone base. it has been in the paper that people are complaining about the amount of salt in the water. what is a ro/di system?
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