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Old 07-06-2009, 11:06 AM   #1
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ok so everyone says i need ro di water i dont have the filter yet because i live in an apartment. i thought about adding one to my dads house and i could just fill jugs up over there. im not sure though if i was going to drive 20 mins to their house couldnt i just get water from the kroger drinking water machine i looked yesterday and it says it uses reverse osmosis to filter just a queston thanks everyone
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That's what I do. I bought a few 5g jugs and fill them up for 39 cents a gal. I have had no problems with the water yet. I rent to so a ro unit is not an option yet. It's pretty cheap to get water from the store but I will get a ro when I get a house. I started going to a water place like culligan to get water becase it was close but their water machine has a test light to let you know if the water is ok
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It does work this route, but I'd recommend getting a TDS meter and testing the water to ensure you're getting clean stuff. It's also much cheaper to have your own unit, however. Most units can be installed under a sink and have piercing needle valves that work just like an ice-machine hookup, this isn't typically an issue.
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:09 PM   #4
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I used the grocery store stuff for awhile with little trouble. I agree with Neilan about checking the TDS on it. They also (at least the ones here) have a label with the date of last filter change on the machine. I found that the sooner after the date I got my water, the lower the TDS tested. I never got a full 0 reading until I switched to a home RO unit though.
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in the long run you save money buying your own RO/DI unit. Yes, having a reef aquarium, you don't want to use tap water at all. Too high phosphates and other dissolved metals/chlorines.

I have the unit from airwaterice.com ; works for me.
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oh, and it doesnt matter you have an apartment, me too. I have the adapter that hooks onto your faucet tap. No problems, so easy
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:39 PM   #7
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well let me add that my shop has a filter on the ice machine and water fill up for my workers coolers, but it just says iceomatic water filter i dont think its ro . its a single canister so i cant imagine its as good as a 3 canister ro unit
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theyre like 100 bucks, good investment for your tank.
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