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Old 11-13-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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ro/rodi?

I guess obviously rodi is best, but I am wondering if ro water is acceptable? Lfs 30 min away sells rodi for $1/g; grocery store 5 min away sells ro water .39/g.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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RO water is ok to use but if I were you I would consider getting your own ro/di unit it would be far less expensive then buying it from a store. You could get one for about $150.
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Holy cow... where do you live? Here, every store that sells RO water is 25 cents a gallon and almost all lfs I think are like 35 cents a gallon for rodi. Your prices are crazy!

But yeah, especially at your prices, I'd get the rodi unit yourself. I thought it was easily justified at my local prices but yours make it a no brainer.
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Lol wow eeks i live in wisconsin in the city so i kinda have issues with extra run off increasing our water bill hmmm maybe i can convice hubby to embark hmmm
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I've always been fine with using RO water. It may not be as perfectly flawless as RODI water but it never gave me a single issue. Still, if you can afford RODI I'd get it. If you can't then RO is still a perfectly acceptable alternative. I can't live without my RO system.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:11 PM   #6
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Maybe the LFS is selling the premixed saltwater that uses RODI for 90 cents? If it is just water, that is ridiculous.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:21 PM   #7
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Maybe the LFS is selling the premixed saltwater that uses RODI for 90 cents? If it is just water, that is ridiculous.
aah nope...plain rodi $1.00 The premixed rodi with salt is $2.00/g >
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Wow. I think I'd pass on that price.

I think that anything outside of tap water is good. RODI is ideal. I've had my new tank up for a few months now and have been getting water from the Glacier dispenser outside a local store. I believe it is carbon filtered, RO, UV and the carbon again. They have a screen that shows when it was serviced last, so I try to get my water close to that date. I've had minimal problems with algae so far. A little on the side that catches a little sunlight at times, but its not a problem. For $1.25 for 5 gallons, can't go wrong.
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wow $1.25 for 5g!!! ugh sux to be me huh lol
I was actually using tap water that had sat in a bucket to dechlorinate in my 12g but thought I should do right by my new baby
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Wow. I think I'd pass on that price.

I think that anything outside of tap water is good. RODI is ideal. I've had my new tank up for a few months now and have been getting water from the Glacier dispenser outside a local store. I believe it is carbon filtered, RO, UV and the carbon again. They have a screen that shows when it was serviced last, so I try to get my water close to that date. I've had minimal problems with algae so far. A little on the side that catches a little sunlight at times, but its not a problem. For $1.25 for 5 gallons, can't go wrong.
I used those dispensers for a long time. Right up until I got my own RO filter. They worked out fine for me.
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