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By Adam Miller
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#338617
Recently found an nsa water filter would this be good enough for well water my water just has minerals in it
By bananaman
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#338620
Carbon filters are not sufficient. They remove chlorine and organics from water, but they don’t remove minerals.

If you want to use a filter to make water for your carnivorous plants, it has to be a reverse osmosis or deionization filter.
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By nimbulan
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Joined:  Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:03 pm
#338624
Carbon filters will remove some minerals, but generally not much. It's not what they're designed for. You either need a filter that also contains DI resin (the ZeroWater brand is the only one I'm aware of) or a reverse osmosis system.
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By Artchic528
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#338638
I use my tap water because it's less than 50ppm. Otherwise I just let the rain do the watering for me.

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