Re - Using water

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  1. FransSny

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    Has anybody figured out a way to re cycle water removed during a WC for re use ?
     
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    Why would you want to recycle the water? The main reason for water changes it to replenish trace elements. That would mean that you would have to somewhere replenish the trace elements in the water....

    Or am i on the wrong page?
     
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    Nope deon, you are 100 % correct, but I would like to do a cost comparison between doing a 100 L WC (thus 100 L RO water + waste water ) + salt

    or recyscling and just adding additive's ?
     
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    Hmmm...

    I'm sure there's some method of removing the water and leaving the salt behind like you can see when your water evaporates and you left with salt and all you do is topup with RO Water.

    Could be interesting. At the end of the day you still sitting with some nasty water i would think.

    Tagging along :)
     
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    Thought about evaporation as well, could reduce costs of salt at least;)
     
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    I do not think it will work.

    Look at the side of the box, what trace elements are in the salt. No way that you will be able to know how much each element in your old water is depleted. And how much or minute quantities you need to get the different elements back to the levels as in the reef salt.

    For softies, if you do your normal 10% water change weekly, you do not need any additives added. Maybe Jodium if you have a lot of hermits. But that is it.
     
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    Jodium? Iodine?
     
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    Oops, yes same thing, different language.
     
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