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Old 01-09-2013, 10:18 PM   #1
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RO/DI water from LFS

Maybe a stupid question but...
I've been using distilled water in my biocube for about 6 months, but thought I would try the RO/DI water from the LFS since everyone tells my how much better it is.
I got it home and cracked open the jug and it smells like... well... aquarium water. It's not salt, just fresh water but it smells fishy. This shouldn't be right?
It also has a couple pieces of something floating in it.. Honestly it looks like some sort of algae floating in there.
I don't have a TDS meter but I just don't feel comfortable using it.
I probably shouldn't use this water correct?
Anyone have any thoughts?

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Old 01-12-2013, 07:43 AM   #2
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Probably cross-contamination or poor maintenance practices.

I wouldn't use RO/DI water that smelled like fishy aquarium water.

Probably better to acquire your own RO/DI unit.

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