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Old 12-04-2002, 01:24 PM   #11
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Bob thank you for your reply.

I just know what I have heard from other experenced hobbists.

I have also heard of comments about RO/DI water and human consumption. Some goes as far as describing the water as "dry" and not thurst quenching. Personally I love my RO/DI water jug in the fridge.

The only thing I have to say in defense would be just that I would 'assume' that us humans get the minerals and items that we need more from the food we eat rather than the water we drink. After all not to many people drink only water anymore. But with fish they are living in the water and thus in constant contact.

But given that this is all logic that has been derived from what I have read from other much more experenced hobbists I have to say I have no scientific evidence to back up such notions.
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Pure water is very important in saltwater because saltwater fish are contantly drinking water. However freshwater fish are constanly expelling it.
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So, from what I can gather from you all is that this tap water filter SHOULD NOT be used for a sw tank? I just read all the items below this product on the link and it seemed they were comparing it to alot of things. Also from the comments above it sounds like a DI will work just fine if you have a good quality of tap water. Does anyone now of a kit you can test your tap water with, or can I just use my SW test kit and see what the results are?

Thank You all for your input, really appreciate it.
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So, from what I can gather from you all is that this tap water filter SHOULD NOT be used for a sw tank?
Unless you have pristine tap water, you need some kind of filter. Good tap water may only need a DI, the Tap Water Purifier mentioned before is a DI filter. For not so good tap water, a RO filter , or maybe a RO/DI filter will be needed.

Unfortunately, someone mentioned that "pure" water shouldn't be used in a freshwater tank and that statement is being taken out of context. Statements like this should not be made without factual scientific evidence. The truth is, "pure" water can be used in ANY tank for topoff, but not for initial filling, and not for water changes.

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I just read all the items below this product on the link and it seemed they were comparing it to alot of things. Also from the comments above it sounds like a DI will work just fine if you have a good quality of tap water. Does anyone now of a kit you can test your tap water with, or can I just use my SW test kit and see what the results are?

Thank You all for your input, really appreciate it.
You need a TDS meter. It will tell you how "pure" your water is and whether or not you need some kind of filtration.
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