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Old 10-08-2003, 01:12 PM   #1
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I bought a 38 gallon tank last weekend. I want to get the cycle going soon. I went to buy a RO water filter yesterday and found out that I cannot afford it at the moment. I'm interested in knowing how vital RO water is. Is there an alternative that will work as well, or by not buying an RO filter am I guarenteeing that my tank will fail? What does everybody else use?

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IMHO the RO water is not vital. If you can afford it, it is better to use that than straight conditioned tap water. However, unless you have really "bad" water (you can order a water quality report from your town that will give you the elemental make up of your water), this will be the last thing you should have to worry about. If you maintain your chemistry right and consistent, that is much more important than using RO water. Good luck
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Old 10-08-2003, 03:00 PM   #3
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Check out ebay here is the listing of the one That i got.. VERY inexpensive.. and makes a difference


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=20755

and it did included everything... BTW i picked mine up for 125.00 shipped

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I picked mine up NEW on ebay also. My cost for a 5 stage RO/DI unit was 98.00.
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Old 10-08-2003, 08:36 PM   #5
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My cost for a 5 stage RO/DI unit was 98.00.
Not including Shipping charges of $$25.00 right???

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No, mine included shipping
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Old 10-08-2003, 09:33 PM   #7
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At least yuou should buy distilled bottled water !
It will be much better...
Here in Quebec it's 5.00 for a 5G bottle ...
So 35.00 will do it and it's much better !
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