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Old 07-01-2005, 07:49 PM   #1
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Drinking water ok???

I used to use RO DI water that I would get from my LFS for my top offs. Now for some reason they only carry salt RO DI water. I do not want to use tap water, but I would like to know if purified drinking water is ok?

I have to think that it is atleast better than tap water.

thanks for the help!!!

-50gal tank
-20gal tall sump / refugium.
-About 15-20 lbs of live rock
-60 lbs (3") of sand.
-2x65w power compact lights
-2x18w power compact in the refug.
-bak pak 2R
-3 LARGE feather dusters all differebt colors
-orange spotted goby
-fire fish
-12 or so hermits
-50-60 nassairus snails
-about 12 turno snails
-emrald crab
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Old 07-01-2005, 08:02 PM   #2
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go to walmart and get RO water, it has a purple cap, only .58 cents a gallon, or buy a unit on ebay. HTH

50 Gallon Oceanic: 2 maxijet 1200's, 2 150 watt visitherm heaters, BakPak II Skimmer with PS & BT, Coralife Lunar 2X65 watt Power Compacts

Filtration: 50lbs LR.com, 60lbs sand

Swimmers: 2 O. Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Firefish, Yellow Tang, Dottyback.

Clean-Up: Several snail & hermits, Skunk Cleaner, 2 Peps.

Corals: 2 zoo colonies, yellow polyps, star polyps
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Old 07-01-2005, 08:24 PM   #3
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I have been using purified water from the local grocery store for both top-offs and water changes. The label says "prepared by Reverse Osmosis" on it.
Been doing this for 5 months now and no problems yet! I even tested it for PO4 and it came up zilch!
Haven't bought an RO/DI unit cause my water bill is $80.00 a month. Our water is cleaned via RO then they add chlorine gas and then to my faucet it goes. Thus the high price to pay for RO out of all your faucets.
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