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Old 09-29-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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Distilled vs ro water?

Please help. The beliefs of my lfs owner seem to be different then what my research has showed. I thought ro water was better then distilled but apparently ro water is what's giving me phosphates opinions please
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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Oh, and the ro water is what I have been using for top off, because I recently stopped using distilled for top off because of what the web generally agrees on..... I'm kind of lost here
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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I don't know about RO water giving phosphates but I can tell you I use distilled water to top off and my tank is 10 months old now and no issues to report.
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RO DI water should have no phosphates but the food you feed your fish can have phosphates. Rinse all frozen foods in RO DI water before feeding it to the tank. Use a phosphate remover will help too. RO filtered water will still have phosphates in it.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:47 PM   #5
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Okay my topoff source does have the Di part. So I guess I'm just going to use distilled in till I have the money to invest in a high quality rodi unit. This seems like something I should not skimp on.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:15 AM   #6
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Distilled is fine just do a tds check on it ...
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