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Old 01-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #21
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Ive wondered that myself actually, curious about ro water as well, any thoughts on the api faucet filter ?
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:24 PM   #22
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Distilled water from the grocery store is completely fine, it has a TDS of 0ppm. Sometimes you have to be careful using the dispensers, the stores don't always keep up with the maintenance on the filters. So you gotta make sure and test it first.
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Sounds good, i just asked my dad if i can install an ro di unit on my laundry room sink line he said go right ahead! But make sure u buy the CHEAPEST unit and i cant stress enough how much he ment cheapest lol

Partly because im in the midst of building a 40 gallon breeder reef, which is adding up, lol
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Sounds good, i just asked my dad if i can install an ro di unit on my laundry room sink line he said go right ahead! But make sure u buy the CHEAPEST unit and i cant stress enough how much he ment cheapest lol

Partly because im in the midst of building a 40 gallon breeder reef, which is adding up, lol
Curious to know if anybody could help steer me as well to a relatively affordable RODI unit
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:55 PM   #25
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Ive seen a few with only two filters apose the rodi units with three filters selling anywhere from 110 -150
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:41 PM   #26
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Purewaterclub.com has some portable units that a few people on here have and they like them. There's a portable 100gpd RO/DI unit for about $65. Not sure how much shipping is, though. Check out their website and look in right hand column under "best sellers"
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When looking at the cost of the unit also ensure the filters are standard size. Portable units often have more expensive filters, increasing the cost in the long run.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:51 PM   #28
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Really depends on what type of tap water that you have. We have awesome tap water. We use a RO unit to top off and to do water changes. Start up is a hose from outside. Lol In a pinch I will top off with tap water with no issues.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:00 PM   #29
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Really depends on what type of tap water that you have. We have awesome tap water. We use a RO unit to top off and to do water changes. Start up is a hose from outside. Lol In a pinch I will top off with tap water with no issues.
I agree, my tap water is phenominal! Ive got a jug of distilled water to top off with my dkh is slightly high at 14 tho
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My tds of my tap water was just measures today. Im at 32 ppm. Which is just straight out of the tap, a friend with a tds meter who works for the county came by and tested, my tank is at 18 ppm so with my water ita not too bad, i want to buy ro di to top off with from now , to slowly move the tds down with my bi weekly water changes
Wait your SALTWATER tank is at tds 18ppm? Something must be wrong with your test....seawater probably runs about 30000-40000 ppm
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