Originally Posted by skennelly
Actually distilled water is as good as RO
water if not better. Anybody who argues that, doesn't really understand distillation. Scientists prefer distilled water because of the natural methods of obtaining it. RO
requires the use of artificial membranes and resins to remove impurities. There are arguments that distilled water isn't completely pure because the metal containers that are used to make it leach metals into the water, but that can also be said for the containers that we store our RO
water in also.
I would say RO
is definitely the cheaper router as far as reef aquarium goes. I myself prefered to purchase a RO
unit for $69.00 off of Ebay rather then purchasing bottles from the store. Its saves the countless trips and I have pretty close to pure water at my fingertips.
actually distilled water is not as pure (depending on the distillation process) as ro
water as hydrocarbons or voc, (volatile organic compound) can be found in distilled. as well as other chemicals that have a boiling temp at or below waters boiling temp. there are voc filters available but carbon will remove most when not at extreme levels. but for the most part distilled water is pretty **** pure.
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