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Old 06-09-2009, 09:57 PM   #1
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Culligan better than tap?

I learned the hard way that tap water just creates problems as I now have a huge diatom bloom all over everything. The problem is that the nearest LFS is about an hour away so I can't go there very often to buy RO water. So does anyone know if the Culligan water machines at walmart are any better for aquariums than tapwater? I'll be getting an RO/DI unit soon though.
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I believe they are RO water which is better than tap. Here is some good reading on tap.

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I believe they are RO water which is better than tap. Here is some good reading on tap.

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I have an RO machine and I make my own water, but I have used the culligan water from walmart in a pinch. I just throw some Prime in to be sure all the bad stuff is out. I haven't had a problem when using the Culligan water.
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I have used tap water since starting my tanks i bought ro water once just to try it but i have never had any problems with my tap water were i live nice and clean out in the country but yea culligan water is a great choice if ya want to pay that little extra for the name of the the water it could be cheaper for you were you live just to buy a ro system
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where i live the city just opened a RO plant so the city "tap" water is in pretty good shape
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So if I started doing water changes with the Culligan water would it start to starve out my diatoms?
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Proper Aquarium Water Quality: What is Reverse Osmosis Water? Basic FAQ's

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