What does the different TDS readings mean?

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  1. Dikdaan

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    What does the the different TDS readings mean and what to do with the "bad" water?

    Can any one shed light on the subject please
     
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    Not sure what you mean by 'all the TDS' readings, i could just be uneducated in the sense, TDS is usually everything in the water, nitrates, phosphates ect. 'Bad water' i assume you mean tap water should be put through an RO unit
     
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    TDS readings i mean the different categories like 0-30, 31-50 or so cause i saw some websites have categories...The bad water is the waste water...
     
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    Drink the waste water or use it to water your garden;)
     
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    Dikdaan the diff readings are there for people to see what the water guys say is acceptable for drinking and so on the higher the reading the more disolved solids there are in the water and the more toxic it starts to become at the higher ranges
     
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    yeap, pete is correct, ideally the water should be as close to zero or below 50, the more DS's, the more crap there is in the water
     
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    TDS should be 0 IMO DI resin helps with this
     
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    T.D.S........total dissolved solids.

    less than 10 for marine tanks

    o is best.........waterboy r.o.units deliver 0 t.d.s for longer than any other units:yeahdude::)

    feel free to pm me if i can help with any further advise with regard to water
     
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    I want a RO unit, i buy my water from oasis water at the mo and its TDS is about 40 :(
     
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    well then give me a shout for a super deal on the best units available.
    masa members get huge specials

    082 879 39 43:thumbup:
     
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    Will give you a call marco thx
     
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    Marco, prepare to sell an RO unit when i get back in SA;)
     
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