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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:16 pm Post subject: using pureit instead of mineral water cans Reply with quote

 hi
 i  have  been  using  corporation  water  for  my  planted  tanks  till  now  as  my  tap  water  is  hard,  but  a  lfs  guy  told  to  shift  to  mineral  cans  as  it  would  be  good  for  the  plants.  but  considering  that  it  would  burn  my  pockets  in  the  long  run,  looking  to  use  pureit  water  filter  that  we  use  for  drinking,  is  it  a  viable  option
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:42 am Post subject: Re: using pureit instead of mineral water cans Reply with quote

 The  can  water  is  processed  using  an  RO  unit  which  reduces  hardness.  But  PureIt  is  a  basic  filter  which  will  not  reduce  hardness.  What  is  the  hardness  of  the  water  at  your  place?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:17 am Post subject: Re: using pureit instead of mineral water cans Reply with quote

 PureIt  should  be  better  than  corp  water  though,  Use  a  natural  water  softener  which  would  get  pH  down.  Maybe  red  almond  leaves...  You  could  even  try  the  artificial  ones  available  at  LFS...
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:18 am Post subject: Re: using pureit instead of mineral water cans Reply with quote

 Definite  NO  to  pureit.  It  is  chlorine  based.
 
 Pureit  will  not  make  your  water  soft.  It  has  3  stages  of  filtration  -  
 1.  It  removes  physical  impurities  through  a  fine  media
 2.  It  adds  chlorine
 3.  A  active  carbon  element  takes  out  chlorine
 
 I  have  tasted  pureit  at  few  places  and  it  definitely  has  chlorine.  It  might  remove  bacteria  and  other  biological  matter  to  make  it  good  for  drinking.  But  your  fishes  might  die  if  you  use  the  water  for  aquarium.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:21 pm Post subject: Re: using pureit instead of mineral water cans Reply with quote

 what  is  your  TDS  of  current  water?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:36 pm Post subject: Re: using pureit instead of mineral water cans Reply with quote

 Deepak
 
 How  did  you  check  for  Chlorine  in  the  water  from  PureIt?  Just  curious.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:02 pm Post subject: Re: using pureit instead of mineral water cans Reply with quote

 Arnab,
 
 I  have  not  checked  per  se  but  here  are  2  things  -
 
 1.  Its  known  fact  that  pureit  uses  chlorine  (a  much  concentrated  form  thats  used  for  treating  pools).  Researched  it  when  my  sister  wanted  to  buy.  You  can  check  the  wikipedia  page  on  their  filtering  system  (they  have  removed  lot  of  content  recently  -  but  basic  things  on  how  it  works  is  there).
 
 2.  One  can  clearly  make  out  that  pureit  water  does  not  remove  chlorine  entirely.  I  could  taste  it  Smile
 I  do  frequent  couple  of  homes  who  use  pureit  and  there  is  a  clear  difference.  You  can  almost  smell  chlorine.  Its  similar  to  corporation  water  with  high  chlorine  content.
 
 There  is  a  difference  between  RO  and  pureit  systems  -
 RO  softens  the  water  and  then  a  UV  system  kills  any  biological  content
 
 Pureit  just  kills  the  biological  content  with  chlorine  and  then  the  active  carbon  removes  chlorine.  It  does  have  something  called  water  polisher,  but  im  really  not  sure  what  it  does.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:43 pm Post subject: Re: using pureit instead of mineral water cans Reply with quote

 Deepak
 
 I  read  'tasted'  but  my  sluggish  brain  interpreted  as  'tested'  :-).  Hence  the  original  question.  
 
 I  use  the  same  filter  but  do  not  get  any  chlorine  smell  from  the  filtered  water.  However,  your  senses  may  be  more  sensitive  than  mine.  The  carbon  may  be  allowing  some  chlorine  to  pass,  specially  during  the  last  few  weeks  of  the  life  of  the  kit  when  the  activated  carbon  will  be  at  the  end  of  its  usefulness.  
 
 I  did  use  water  from  the  filter  on  a  couple  of  occasions  in  my  dario  dario  tank  without  any  ill  effects.  Now  I  use  a  de-chlorinator  as  I  did  not  want  to  take  a  chance.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:10 pm Post subject: Re: using pureit instead of mineral water cans Reply with quote

                                                   
crackinspine  wrote  (View  Post):                
PureIt  should  be  better  than  corp  water  though,  Use  a  natural  water  softener  which  would  get  pH  down.  Maybe  red  almond  leaves...  You  could  even  try  the  artificial  ones  available  at  LFS...
 
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 just  curies  about  how  to  make  water  soft  using  "red  almond  leaves"
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:22 pm Post subject: Re: using pureit instead of mineral water cans Reply with quote

 Arnab,
 
 Surprised  that  it  worked  for  you.  Knowing  that  it  uses  chlorine,  I  would  not  use  it  for  aquariums.
 
 Since  you  have  used  it,  curious  to  know  if  you  tested  water  parameters  i.e  difference  between  the  water  you  get  and  pureit.  Any  difference?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:29 pm Post subject: Re: using pureit instead of mineral water cans Reply with quote

 Deepak
 
 I  have  not  tested  water  parameters  as  I  do  not  have  any  test  kit.  However,  the  water  that  we  get  in  the  tap  has  a  distinct  Chlorine  smell  and  the  water  out  of  the  filter  has  no  such  smell  as  per  my  olfactory  organ.  :-)  The  water  also  tastes  "better"  according  to  me.  All  very  relative.
 
 However,  shrimps,  Darios  and  Endlers  were  not  affected  when  I  replaces  ~15  lts  in  my  50  Lts  aquarium.
 
 I  knew  about  the  use  of  Chlorine  and  was  banking  on  the  activated  carbon  to  do  a  proper  removal.  Perhaps  I  was  lucky,  or  the  activated  carbon  does  a  great  job.  
 
 Warm  regards.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:50 pm Post subject: Re: using pureit instead of mineral water cans Reply with quote

 The  water  we  get  is  borewell  water  and  very  hard.  Can  we  use  the  mineral  water  cans  that  are  usually  used  for  drinking,  the  20L  ones.  Micture  of  50-50%?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:53 pm Post subject: Re: using pureit instead of mineral water cans Reply with quote

 Its  a  known  fact  PureIt  uses  chlorine.  I  use  it  for  drinking  water  and  you  have  to  replace  the  chlorine  cartridge  once  it  gets  over,  there  is  even  a  note  stuck  on  it.
 
 IMO,  chlorine  has  wide  effects  on  fishes.  When  I  lived  at  my  older  residence  we  used  to  put  chlorinated  water  in  our  1500G  pond.  There  were  no  casualties  ever  in  there.  Now  I  have  shifted  to  another  location,  and  the  water  comes  from  a  different  source  here.  And  it  has  chlorine  too,  but  if  I  put  that  in  my  tanks  ,  the  smallest  fishes  always  die.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:44 pm Post subject: Re: using pureit instead of mineral water cans Reply with quote

 isnt  the  chlorine  remover  solution  of  any  use  at  all?
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isnt  the  chlorine  remover  solution  of  any  use  at  all?                

 I  dont  think  so.


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