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Old 10-01-2006, 08:17 PM   #1
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RO/DI water same as Distilled????

Okay, dumb question number 19869:
Is distilled water from the grocery stare the same as DI water?
Can it be used in the tank?
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I don't believe so. I could be wrong, but I think distilled takes out a lot more nutrience than RO/DI, BUT, I would wait for other's advice.
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If it does in fact take out more, it should be okay to mix one's own saltwater, I'd think. Seems like it'd be safer?
I'll wait for some other's input.
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Distilled water is absolutely pure (evaporated water I believe?) and RO/DI is just filtered so some elements are still left behind.
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OKay, THANK YOU!
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I have put some in my tank. I think you and your family might enjoy the taste and the cheaper cost (if you buy a RO/DI device).
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I used distilled water as top off for 6 or 7 yrs with no problem. I believe that RO/DI water is better but distilled ain`t far behind. I never had any algea problems when I used it.
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i used distilled from walmart for awhile, but when they were out, id have to get it from somewhere else (grocery stores, etc) and that lead to algea problems sometimes.
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Not all bottled waters are of equal purity, distilled or not. When in doubt... whip out the trusty TDS pen. All will be made clear.
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