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Old 02-09-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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RODI unit help.

So I just got my RODI unit an I set it up then looked for all the leaks then fixed them. Then I started it up and I'm about 8 gallons into it. It recommends running about 10 gallons of water through it so when that's done. Do you think the water will be ok. I don't have anything to test ppm I just ordered it
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I would bet it would be ok after the first 10 gallons. As long as it is new and hooked up correctly. At a minimum it is still way better than tap water.

That TDS meter sure does add a sense of security
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Ok thanks. And yea it's hooked up correctly. It says wast water is 3 to 1 with clean water and I checked both and flows look perfect
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I would bet it would be ok after the first 10 gallons. As long as it is new and hooked up correctly. At a minimum it is still way better than tap water.

That TDS meter sure does add a sense of security
+1 10 gallons honestly is more then you would need that's just to be certain. As for the TDS meter a dual inline is pretty much a must have especially since they are only like $20-$30.
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I found one on amazon for 15 would that be ok. And I'm making 5 gallons of RODI water now will it be safe to use?
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Also is the waste water safe to drink because I could give it to my rotty and boxer
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I am not sure - Mine goes down the drain because I live in a small NYC apartment. For pets - I wouldn't give them water I wouldn't drink. Taste it and see how it is.

there are ways to reduce waste. This is a youtube video of a reef guy that seems to know his stuff:
Love RODI Water But Hate The Waste? Here's The Solution With Side Benefits - YouTube
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Ok thanks
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I drank some of the good water and then drank The straight tap and you can tell there's a big difference in taste
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You shouldnt drink much ro/di water unless using it with something like tea or coffee as it is actually not very good for you but if you drink coffee make a pot with tap then make a pot with Ro/Di and you'll be amazed.
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