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Old 02-10-2004, 09:07 AM   #1
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RO question

How many of you use RO to fill and change your tanks?
How many of you use plain old tap water? (with dechlor)

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Old 02-10-2004, 09:14 AM   #2
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Do a search on this topic. There was a recent poll.
I started with tap water and used Amquel till I bought a RO/DI unit.
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I started my tank with tap water but got sick of the algae. Then i used RO/DI water you can buy from vending machines at grocery stores. I used this water untill i was able to get a ro unit at my house. RO water is the way to go.
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RO water all the way.
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I started my tank with tap water but got sick of the algae. Then i used RO/DI water you can buy from vending machines at grocery stores. I used this water untill i was able to get a ro unit at my house. RO water is the way to go.
I am using grocery store RO now and it's makeing a HUGE difference in reducing algae.
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Old 02-10-2004, 08:43 PM   #6
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So whats a good unit to purchase?
Is it pretty easy to install?

As far as vending machines, I've "never" seen them here in Minnesota
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Another vote for RO.

We buy ours from our LFS simply because we live in an apartment and can't install an RO unit. Only 4 months though until we move into a house... then RO unit, here we come.
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Old 02-10-2004, 10:04 PM   #8
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You might just have never noticed them before. Alot of grocery stores sell water from machines either inside or outside their stores. Most People use them for drinking water and thats how they are advertised. If you see one, check the machine and it should tell you if the water is R/O water.
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What does everyone pay for their RO if buying at the grocery store? I get mine at $0.69 a gal. That's the cheapest place in town. Just wondering how prices are?

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