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@stevenh You'll find it here.

Thanks that is useful. I'm assuming column 3 is carbonate hardness or alkalinity KH.

My supply zone is the oddly named "Turret A" indicating soft. My own measurements are fairly close to these with the exception of Mg which is a tad lower than my kit suggests. But then its an average over a period of time much like the labels on bottled water.

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I have paired the BWT bestmax premium

https://www.bellabarista.co.uk/bwt-bestmax-premium-m-cartridge-and-bestflush.html

 

With this tap...

https://www.osmiowater.co.uk/osmio-azzurra-3-way-tri-flow-kitchen-tap-pull-out-spray-hose.html

 

A V sized cart lasts a year on normal drinking and kettle use

 

Lovely tap but a bit pricey... I'm considering the S size I don't think I need RO for the water here so this setup looks better. I've ordered the BWT mg2+ filters for my current jug to see if I like the taste first

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I have paired the BWT bestmax premium

https://www.bellabarista.co.uk/bwt-bestmax-premium-m-cartridge-and-bestflush.html

 

With this tap...

https://www.osmiowater.co.uk/osmio-azzurra-3-way-tri-flow-kitchen-tap-pull-out-spray-hose.html

 

A V sized cart lasts a year on normal drinking and kettle use

I'd recommend testing with a drop kit from time to time, they don't last as long as they say they do. GH and KH start to creep up after 6 months for me, also size V

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I'd recommend testing with a drop kit from time to time, they don't last as long as they say they do. GH and KH start to creep up after 6 months for me, also size V

Oh, and I also have a flow meter attached and this happens well within the stated capacity of the unit

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My one thought is go as big as you can with water for fish. For tanks, 45 gall plastic drums or 1000l contaners are your friend if you can house them.

 

For coffee my problem is that the water out of the tap is too soft. I can filter out the chemicals but am left with not enough hardness. Currently considering whether it might be possible to build good (consistent) re-mineralisation and still be non tank fed. Looking at beer related stuff just now

I also do 

https://join.worldcommunitygrid.org?recruiterId=596475 Letting the idle processors on phone and PC help humanity

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For coffee my problem is that the water out of the tap is too soft. I can filter out the chemicals but am left with not enough hardness. Currently considering whether it might be possible to build good (consistent) re-mineralisation and still be non tank fed. Looking at beer related stuff just now

 

http://www.bwt-wam.com/en/Products/Pages/produkt.aspx?pid=FS20I10A00v(BWTGROUP)

 

They have a fairly wide range depending on where you are starting from..

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For coffee my problem is that the water out of the tap is too soft. I can filter out the chemicals but am left with not enough hardness. Currently considering whether it might be possible to build good (consistent) re-mineralisation and still be non tank fed. Looking at beer related stuff just now

What are your water figures?

You could try adding some Glaceau to your filtered tap water. It's basically remineralisation. Maybe 3 parts tap to 1 part Glaceau?

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Their site only lists the premium to have the mg2+ tech the others just look like different levels of filtering... that's why I'm considering the premium as I'm in a soft water area so even using the blend valve won't raise the minerals to where I want

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John, has anyone done the numbers when using the BWT bestmin?

 

A couple of things I am not clear about when re-mineralising. It seems to me that a constant flow through a cartridge, however fast or slow, is going to produce a different result to water sitting for an hour or two in the filter as seems likely for the home user unless of course some kind of saturation point is reached easily.

I also do 

https://join.worldcommunitygrid.org?recruiterId=596475 Letting the idle processors on phone and PC help humanity

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/vesuvius/ Even though I have a lever

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