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Old 12/11/2017, 05:12 PM   #1
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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,, 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?


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