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Old 12/11/2017, 05:12 PM   #1
Fiver
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Is making saltwater bad for the environment?

First, I admit that I know nothing about city water treatment systems and am no chemistry expert, but this article on MPR, https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/1...ater-pollution, about how road salt is bad for water made me wonder if our creation of saltwater for home aquariums contributes to the problem.

One line in the article says: "Once salt is in a body of water, it's nearly impossible to remove."

My city's water treatment web site says: "Dissolved salts and minerals are small enough to remain in the water after ultrafiltration."

So, am I adding more salt/minerals to our freshwater supply each time I do a water change and dump water down the drain?

Thoughts? Links to helpful articles/research?

Thanks.


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