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Old 04-01-2014, 02:48 PM   #11
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Thanks, I will do my research. I don't have a ro/di system. If I mix my own water I can buy the ro/di I at the lfs then mix. Do you mix in a large clean trash container?

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Old 04-01-2014, 02:56 PM   #12
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What size tank? You can buy ro from a store but I would get a tds meter to test it because stores will usually push the filters a little to far. Also keep an eye out for a brs unit on sale, they usually put there 75gpd units on sale every month or 2 for around $100 or so and it will eventually pay for itself between gas and buying the water
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50 gallon tank with a sump poss 5 to10 gallons in the sump.

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So what 15 ish gallons of water a week? Yeah that would be fine for a while but a small ro/di unit would be more cost effective in the long run. Just my $.02
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You probably spend .50 a gallon right? That's 7.50 a week on wc. If you do 15 gallons every week for a year that's $390 on water. An ro/do is between $100-150. It pays for itself withing a year
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You probably spend .50 a gallon right? That's 7.50 a week on wc. If you do 15 gallons every week for a year that's $390 on water. An ro/do is between $100-150. It pays for itself withing a year

Plus top offs so ~$450
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I'll have to show my husband this savings. What do you mix it in. Can I mix it ahead of time.

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I mix in a 5g bucket since I only change 5 gallons a week. A brute trash can works well for big wc. I mix 24 hours prior with a heater and powerhead
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