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Old 08-03-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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bottled water ok??

So say I can't run out n get some RO water... would bottled water be okay to use?

I have to take out some water due to high salinity so I was just wondering. Thanks!
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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Distilled water would be fine to use.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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Isn't every bottled water "distilled" or no?
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No, some is labelled "spring " water, which will have minerals in it. Some is labelled " drinking " water, which will have some humanly tolerable amounts of probably chlorine and other things. Distilled is collected through an evaporation process, and should be free of these " contaminants".
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No, some is labelled "spring " water, which will have minerals in it. Some is labelled " drinking " water, which will have some humanly tolerable amounts of probably chlorine and other things. Distilled is collected through an evaporation process, and should be free of these " contaminants".
Okay cool thanks for your help!!!!
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No, some is labelled "spring " water, which will have minerals in it. Some is labelled " drinking " water, which will have some humanly tolerable amounts of probably chlorine and other things. Distilled is collected through an evaporation process, and should be free of these " contaminants".
One thing ive learned from reefing is that distilled is never 'free' of contaminants. Its closely compared to just plan RO without the DI however ive tested some distilled that fair far worse containing significant TDS and phosphate.
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One thing ive learned from reefing is that distilled is never 'free' of contaminants. Its closely compared to just plan RO without the DI however ive tested some distilled that fair far worse containing significant TDS and phosphate.
So do you think its okay to use?
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So do you think its okay to use?
Yes it's ok to use, if you look at the label most bottled water is RO filtered, some, as mentioned, will have things added back to them. Distilled should not have anything added back, and some are even run through an RO filter, but you have no idea what condition the membrane is in.
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One thing ive learned from reefing is that distilled is never 'free' of contaminants. Its closely compared to just plan RO without the DI however ive tested some distilled that fair far worse containing significant TDS and phosphate.
This is probably true, but in a pinch, it's better than spring or drinking water.
To the OP, if you could get the water from one of the vending machines, located at Wal-Mart, or in front of Walgreens stores, this is also an option. Although it might not be "perfect" water, I've used it for years, without any issues.
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This is probably true, but in a pinch, it's better than spring or drinking water.
To the OP, if you could get the water from one of the vending machines, located at Wal-Mart, or in front of Walgreens stores, this is also an option. Although it might not be "perfect" water, I've used it for years, without any issues.
Okay, so I guess "Poland spring" and "nestle pure life" is no good??
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