Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Tap water has the same quantities of elements as saltwater.
The Rest of the Story: I’m still laughing at the absurdity of this idea after reading it on a forum a couple of days ago as I can’t get over how terrible the advice is. If tap water really contained the same quantities of elements as saltwater then several things would hold true:
- Your salt mix would largely be useless because all that you would need to add to tap water is the salt (NaCl) itself. All the other elements (calcium, magnesium, strontium, alkalinity, trace elements, etc) would be handled by the tap water, which of course isn’t true.
- Any pipe, faucet, etc in your house would get calcium deposits on them just as fast as your saltwater equipment. Those of you that live in a hard water area might experience calcium build at the same rate as you see in your saltwater tank. For the vast majority of you, I’m 99% sure you’ve never had to de-calicify your faucets.
Back to laughing now…
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