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Old 06-01-2005, 08:04 PM   #11
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I have mine hooked in the laundry room.... Hose adapter hooked to the washer hook up.... very easy to move around... It will be the best $100 you have spent on the tank. TDS meter IMO is needed for another $25 and your good to go.
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well since august is not too far away....you could just buy distilled water from the grocery store at least. the money so spend for top-offs plus weekly/bi-weekly water changes might still beat the price of 1 container of filter media.

its not as good as ro water but its probaly a lot better than tap. and 2 months on distilled probably won't hurt you livestock
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Old 06-02-2005, 02:00 AM   #13
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sped, thats the exact one that i bought for my tank....I have a 125gal reef setup and looks awesome and that unit makes alot of water....I got a holding tank from pepsi to hold the water and just turn the garden hose on when i need water and off when the tank is full (too cheap to buy a float switch for it)
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you could just buy distilled water from the grocery store at least.
very true i had a 75gal setup and had to use distilled water for a few months and didnt notice a change in the tank at all...I actually thought the water was clearer.
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gooyferret,

How big is your holding tank, and what is the "shelf life" of the water?
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My holding tank is 55gal or so....For the "shelf life" i dont have to worry about since i use ALOT of water having a 125gal tank. As long as you have the holding tank sealed up you shouldnt have to worry about "shelf life" I will try and get some pictures to show you how i have it setup.
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Heh, I just fill up two 5-gallon ozarka bottles from the filtration unit by the HEB or Albertson's. UV->Carbon->RO->DI->Microfilter->UV... something like that, 5-7 step filtration... super clear, super clean.
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No brainer..........RO or RO/DI water, Phosban or Phosguard when the phosphate is high. Many tank foods are high in Phosphorus also. ...you may nned to take a look at that too.

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I use a 32 gal rubber maid brute, as long as you add a power head for movement the water lasts a long time. I have mixed water and left in the can for months. I have a heater and ph in the can.. When doing water changes you want to use heated water...
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