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Old 08-03-2003, 11:44 AM   #1
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Is an R.O. unit necessary?

I have been conditioning my tap water with Prime solution for my top offs and water changes. I have used this method since I started my tank in January. Now that my tank is established I want to ensure a long life span for my pets.

Is an R.O. unit necessary? If so any recomendations?


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Is an R.O. unit necessary?
No. I would say its not more necessary than a skimmer. Will it help improve your water quality? YES. If your using prime then i assume your on a city/town water source. Since your at the mercy of the water supply you never really know for sure whats being put into it.

Some are blessed with very good water from their town where as others are not. Going to RO water can help lower your algae problems, it can help maintain water quality aswell.

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