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Old 09-27-2006, 10:04 PM   #1
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Do I need RO/DI

I started a 29G Oceanic nano reef and it is being cycled now. I used tap water for the first fill. I got a TDS meter today and my tap water has 11 ppm only. Is it worth the money to buy a RO/DI unit.

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Old 09-27-2006, 10:20 PM   #2
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I'd recommend it, if it is viable economically..
Not only does it remove the potential problems of tap water or the need for a product like prime (which can equal the price of a ro/di unit yearly if bought from lfs perhaps).

But, it makes for good water to boil pasta in and to drink too
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:15 AM   #3
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I always reccomend them.
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11ppm is pretty clean! I'm jealous!
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More than just the TDS, have you done a full spectrum test on your tap water. I found mine to have measurable PO4 and nitrates which is why I switched to RO early on. Darn algea.
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Nitrate is around 10 ppm. Did not test for PO4
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:22 PM   #7
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You would do well to invest in an R/O.
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