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Old 02-24-2005, 08:31 PM   #1
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is reverse osmossis water the same or equal to

tap water that has been dechlorinated?

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Old 02-24-2005, 08:34 PM   #2
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Ro water it much better then that.... it has been run through several filters.... Dechlorinated is just water with a chemical added to remove chlorine and some have stress reducer. NO replacement for filtered water.......
RO/DI is the best we can get for our fish.....
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Old 02-24-2005, 08:38 PM   #3
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Can you recommend a brand of water you can buy from the grocery store that is RO/DI water??
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Old 02-24-2005, 08:45 PM   #4
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I use distilled water from the store. Stay away from the spring or drinking waters sold though.
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Iknow that water will evaporate from my tank every week. Does that mean that every time I refill my tank I will have to use RO/Di water??
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Old 02-24-2005, 09:33 PM   #6
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yes, that's why people end up buying their own RO/DI system.
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Old 02-24-2005, 09:41 PM   #7
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are they expensive? and what does the system consist of? is it a filter that can go on my faucet or something more complicated (ha ha like any of this could be simple).....
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just under $200.00 for a decent system (just received mine in the mail today from CaptiveReefs.com)

http://www.captivereefs.com/captiver...and.asp?CatID=ro&brandID=aqfx
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:01 AM   #9
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d'oh!
forgot to add that it can be plumbed directly to the end of a faucet
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ebay sells them for under $100..... have severl guys I know that have got them and they love them..... Not sure which company on ebay but the buy now price was like $79.. filtersdirect??????
RO/DI is the way to go.....
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