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Old 07-18-2014, 09:59 AM   #11
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Brown algae issue

It's also a pain to drive and fill buckets up. You can get a good unit for under $100 on eBay. Much more convenient if you make it at home.


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Old 07-18-2014, 11:03 AM   #12
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Maybe. It depends on your area. There are some LFS or even grocery stores that have ro/di machines that will dispense the water for you. Only draw back is that you don't know when the last time they changed their filters, so you need to keep up with checking the TDS.
The machines around here, so. Cal., all have a digital read out on the front that clearly shows the last time it was serviced/filters changed.
If it goes past the life of the filters, the machine will not dispense any water.
Found that out the hard way and had to drive to another location. LOL
From what I can tell, they are serviced on average every ten days/two weeks.

Can't recall the specific name/brand though
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Dealing with the same thing right now. I started heavily rinsing all frozen food, 10% water changes weekly, increase flow, and running both Phosguard and GFO simultaneously... It is finally subsiding and my sand is looking white again. Be patient, it does take some time...


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Can I purchase Pre packaged Rodi water?

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Very expensive hobby, especially when you want things done right. I learned the hard way on various things. So my advice is get your own RO unit. I have a 4-stage RO/DI Plus from BRS. Trust me, you won't regret it and it can make you oodles of water before needing to change out any of the resin or filters.
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Hi folks, sorry I got a new phone so my app wasn't installed. Didn't realize so many people had responded. RO water is pH neutral right? I've been told that when you make your salt water, with instant ocean sea salt in my case, it gets the pH where it needs to be. Also, what's the difference between RO water Rodi water? I've seen regular RO water but not Rodi. I realize it stands for deionized but I'm just wondering why having Rodi vs RO is important. Thanks!

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