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Old 08-20-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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RO water question?

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I'm making my 1st batch of RO water and wanted to know if anything else has to be added to the water besides the salt mix before putting it in the tank?
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:45 AM   #2
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Nope... just salt.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:48 AM   #3
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Keith, make sure though that if its the first time using the unit you get rid of the first 10g or so =)
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Nope... just salt.
Thanks Kurt, just wanted to make sure.

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Keith, make sure though that if its the first time using the unit you get rid of the first 10g or so =)
Thanks SB Already did that when it arrived.
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You will have to add some RO right if you want to use some in your FW tank.
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make sure to do a water test and see if your RO unit is getting all the bad stuff away ^^v
won't hurt to do a little test, right? hehe
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You will have to add some RO right if you want to use some in your FW tank.
Thanks for the reminder about FW use (almost forgot), I don't plan on using RO for my freshwater tank just my fowlr.

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make sure to do a water test and see if your RO unit is getting all the bad stuff away ^^v
won't hurt to do a little test, right? hehe
I'v done a complete test and all looks really good. Thank god my water here in Brooklyn is pretty good with a reading 34 ppm TDS which is helping out a great deal with making RO, I'm only getting 50% waste out.
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Now thats pretty good lol. Alot of people i hear from around here have bad tap water lol. Im one of those people too. Im not too sure as to how bad it is, but im sure it cant be anywhere near how good RO water is.
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My inlaws live in Jersey and they drink bottled water because they don't trust the tap. They paid all that money for a home and property and can't drink the water, Me don't understand. Oh well, I think I'll just stay here in Brooklyn.
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Yeah i have to agree. We pay out the wazoo in taxes on just about everything except for clothes, and we cant even get decent drinking water. My family doesn't drink out of the tap either. My pops bought a filter for the refrigerator water so thats what they use to drink the tap. Certainly not as good as the RO units' water.
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