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#1 of 3 Old 10-07-2012, 11:58 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a whole house water filter sstem, but bought a special 2 stage filter to go under the kitchen sink to remove nitrates and flouride.  However, the water coming out of the sink filter smells like dead fish and when the manufacturer tested it she said that it has a low ph, and is changing the structure of the water.  She offered me 2 choices:
1. To replace it with a reverse osmosis system, or
2. Add a 3rd filter , carbon block, to change the taste of the water.
I'm concerned that RO removes all minerals, even the good, and that the solution to this is a filter that add's back synthetic calcium.  On the other side, adding a 3rd filter to my current system will make the water taste good but won't up the pH.  Any advice?

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i am not a fan of reverse osmosis.


dont know about the removal of minerals. 


RO wastes a LOT of water. Four or more gallons of concentrated waste water are flushed down the drain for every gallon of filtered water produced.


to me that's too great a cost to get fresh drinking water - esp. when we are in drought and have been in some places for the last 5 years. 

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I'm looking for water advice, too! I wouldn't keep the RO either because of water waste. I'm heavily leaning towards a Berkey for our drinking water & then you can get a simple chlorine filter for the shower. 

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