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New to Denver

Discussion in 'Tank Chemistry' started by Stickhead, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Stickhead

    Stickhead Copepod

    Hello, I just moved here from Seattle. I live between the DTC and Aurora, about 5 min south of Cherry Creek, on the Northwest side of the state park.

    I have tested my water for Chlorine, and am not reading much, but am curious if chloramines are a problem here?
  2. scchase

    scchase Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    They are and pretty bad in most of Aurora as well, I ended up installing a high capacity Chloramine filter for my RO because of them
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  3. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Welcome to town! I was in Seattle last week. I think the traffic is slightly worse there lol
  4. Stickhead

    Stickhead Copepod

    Good to know, I just have a standard 4 stage 150gpd BRS. Its reading 0 TDS but I believe chloramines are not detectable like that.

    I ran a test on my tap water and it tested really low. Although I am not sure that means I am same.
  5. Stickhead

    Stickhead Copepod

    ...And yes I would say the traffic is twice as bad if not worse. I am enjoying the flat, for now.
  6. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

  7. halmus

    halmus Cuttle Fish Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Coming from a former Tacoma (DuPont) resident, welcome to Colorado!

    I miss the Seattle area (mostly Piroshki Piroshki and the Puget Sound) but Denver's full of good folks.
  8. Stickhead

    Stickhead Copepod

    I am missing it already but am excited to explore this new place. I love the mountains so I think I am in the right place for that!

    Also, just saw your build thread, absolutely amazing tank and remodel. Would love to see it sometime once you get things running!
  9. Stickhead

    Stickhead Copepod

    Thanks! Excited to get the build going!
  10. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Welcome to Colorado.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Stickhead

    Stickhead Copepod

  12. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    The chloramine issue is a marketing myth that's been perpetuated to sell more expensive RODI units. Randy Holmes Farley debunked it years ago and found that a typical 3 stage RO removes 99% or more and if you have multiple carbon stages it can remove up to 99.9%. The 4 stage you have is fine even if chloramines are really high in your tap water.

    You might be an engineer if...You have no life and can prove it mathematically.
  13. Stickhead

    Stickhead Copepod

    Awesome thanks, after doing some research I decided that I would rather just replace my carbon block more often if necessary. Since I have a test kit I am not too concerned, but just have never dealt with it before. I am sure some places have much worse water then here.
  14. SkyShark

    SkyShark Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Welcome to the club and to Colorado!
  15. Stickhead

    Stickhead Copepod


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