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Tap water goes into RO Water unit.
The output is RO water - tds around 001-002
The throughput can it be used for neocaridina tanks? The tds is 150. Yet to test GH,KH?
Have any one done it or any experience in it?

Do let me know if my question makes sense.

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what do you mean by throughput? Are you talking about the waste water ?

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Sounds like that is what Abhishek means. Using the RO waste water for Neocaridina.

Never thought of using RO waste water. Definitely check GH/KH.

The problem with tap water is all the chemicals used in it. 

The TDS might be 150, but it's made up of a concentration of the chemicals found in tap water. Not Ca:Mg alone. 

  • Chlorine
  • Fluorine compounds (flouride)
  • Trihalomethanes (THMs)
  • Salts of:
    • arsenic
    • radium
    • aluminium
    • copper
    • lead
    • mercury
    • cadmium
    • barium
  • Hormones
  • Nitrates

This is just some of the contents in tapwater, and will be in higher concentrations in the RO waste water.

That's probably why it's not a good idea to use it. 

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Thanks Jay was looking for that kind of answer only.

Wont use the waste water then :)

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yum trihalomethanes my favourite

i always add some to my corn flakes for breakfast. so tasty

barium and vegemite on toast is also good.

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