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Old 01-20-2014, 02:25 PM   #1
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Ok I have not gotten an RO/DI system yet so I need to buy 20 gallons from Walmart. Should I use distilled water or their drinking water which on the label it states that it is purified using reverse osmosis?
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Ok I have not gotten an RO/DI system yet so I need to buy 20 gallons from Walmart. Should I use distilled water or their drinking water which on the label it states that it is purified using reverse osmosis?

I use the distilled on my reef without major issues. It is better, but not the best like you already understand.
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:22 PM   #3
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The distilled water is .97 cents per gallon. The water filter machine of the pic I posted is .30 cents a gallon
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Is that from an in store ro/di machine? It can be better, depends on when filters and such get changed. I've heard of people being successful using them, but others that have sparked issues by being blind to filters not being changed often.
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It's an in store machine. Which do you think I would be better off with?
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Like stated, would depend when the filters were changed. Grabbing 20 gallons is easier. You can fit 15 easily in the bottom of a walmart cart... Not that I pay that close of attention to it...
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Lol. How would I test the water machine water to check the quality?
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People have tds meters in 'pen' form
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I apologize I am new to this. TDS meter??
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