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Old 09-19-2006, 01:00 PM   #1
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Where to buy RO water

I set up a 29g nano reef. I was wondering if any one knows where I can buy RO water. I do not want to purchase an RO unit as it is not worth it for a small tank (I would only be needing 10 litres a week for water changes). I live in Burnaby BC.

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do a google search for "culligan (insert your city here)" and then click the top link for google maps.

Thats a good place to get it.
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I get mine at the LFS also.

Ask them at the place where you got the nanotank equipment... they should know what's available near you.
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:47 PM   #5
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A few calls to the local fish stores and you will probably find it.

Call the largest SW store near you,if they don't sell it they will know who does.
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Old 09-19-2006, 04:44 PM   #6
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If you don't have a lfs near by, you could try checking with a grocery store. I used to get my water from there to mix and it only cost $.08 per gallon. Too bad the smarted up and increased the price to $.27 like their other stores.
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The machine outside of the grocery store works too... Glacier or something like that...
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Is the RO water you get from the grocey store the same quality as the one produced from the RO units made for the auqarium hobby (Kent, Spectrapure..)
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Is the RO water you get from the grocey store the same quality as the one produced from the RO units made for the auqarium hobby (Kent, Spectrapure..)
This will vary from store to store. The only way to truly tell would be to buy a small amount and test it yourself. Test for TDS, phosphates and nitrates etc. Water thats acceptable to drink still leaves room for a lot of "stuff" you don't want in your tank.
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Yeah, I would avoid the grocery store machines. WHo knows how often the change filters. LFS or water supplier is the way I always went before purchasing my own in home unit.
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