Deciding which carbon (GAC) filter to remove city Chloramine

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r' started by PeteC, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. PeteC

    PeteC New Member

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    Melbourne FL
    I would like to remove chloramine from my city water for my hobby fish farm, requiring about 250 gallons of new water per week (about 12,000 gallons a year). And also for drinking water (10 gallons a week).

    I was at first considering a Large 20" PENTEK Cartridge in a "Big Blue" canister.

    Looking in to it further I am now considering a back washable carbon system.

    I was wondering advantages and disadvantages between the two modes of carbon filtration?

    Also there are many used water softener systems available here on craigslist. Can I convert those into backwashing carbon systems?
  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Backwashed is much better than a cartridge filter and over time, you'll spend less money.

    Changing a control valve from a softener to filter can be done on some valves but you have to know what you are doing and how to do it.
  3. PeteC

    PeteC New Member

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    Thank you.
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