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Old 01-20-2016, 01:28 PM   #1
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Which media?

Hi Folks. First post on this site so be gentle please.
Decided to try to rehab my iron filter and water softener. These have been off line for close to a decade (long stupid boring story). Dumped out all the old media, which I assumed was way past due date after having sat immersed in rusty water for years. Now I want to replace it.
The iron filter is a DuroClean IF chemical free unit, 9"x48" single tank with a Fleck 2510 controller on top equipped with a Hauptmann Automatic Air Vent with shut-off valve.
The softener is a 10" x 35" single tank (not counting the brine tank) with a Fleck 5600 controller.
My water has a hardness (as CaCO3) of 223 mg/Liter, Calcium (Ca) of 51.3 mg/L, Iron of 3.33 mg/L, and a pH of 8.02
Anyone know what media I should buy? I think I need a cubic foot (of whatever it turns out to be) for each tank. The iron filter had at least two different materials in it; a few inches on the bottom of a coarser whitish aggregate that had formed a kind of cemented-together disc. I had to bust this stuff up with a long stick to get it out of the tank. Had it originally been a gravel to surround the intake? Had it cemented together because it contained limestone?
Above was a deeper layer of a coarse black sand that was still free flowing even after all these years. I'm guessing it was BIRM, but know that there's other stuff on the market.
Any ideas appreciated.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:42 PM   #2
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1 cubic resin, does not really matter what brand but some thing close to C-249 will work great.
Iron filter, now that could be a bit of a challenge depending on what State you live in, the iron filter most likely had Birm but if your in Calif your going to need a different media as Calif has Banned Birm for use in the state... great?
The iron filter sounds to be like the watersoft iron filter with birm , filter Ag and calcite and mag ox... it worked great..
There are a few other medias out there that are great, what kind of flow rate are you looking at in the house?
One media would be good but the top end would be 5.0gpm..
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