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  1. #1
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    Feb 2017

    Do I need a water filter?

    The water where I live is quite bad, I have a berkey filter for myself.

    Am I going to need to filter the water for an aquaponics system? I dunno, I'm new to all this! I wouldn't want to kill my fish with whatever chemicals are in my water supply.

    I'd be concerned about pesticides hurting the fish specifically, there's a lot of evidence that there's enough pesticides in typical water that it hurts fish and amphibians in the streams. So I would think it would be a problem for my aquaponics as well? Do you think one of these water filters would be good to remove pesticides?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question and thanks for your help!

  2. #2
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    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    Good Morning J98

    So where do you live & what makes you water so bad?

    I live in Phoenix, AZ. and have a 700 gal system. For the most part I use rain water, the fish love it & I add an Iron supplement for the plants.

    For more info check out my main site "Pipe Siphon by Apollo".

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    You can consult a water filter provider company because to my knowledge using reverse osmosis can be used for anything.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2022
    Yes, it is very necessary. Having a filter cleans the water from dirt, removes the toxic buildup of ammonia and nitrates, and clears the water so your fish can breathe.
    Last edited by hiram04; 11-21-2022 at 12:00 PM. Reason: add more info

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