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Old 04-03-2005, 05:55 PM   #1
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which of these water types should I use?

If, for a period of about 6 weeks, I was limited to the following two choices for top-offs, which would be better? I am curious in a general sense, and also as specifically related to algae growth.

1) RO (not RO/DI) water from municipal supply
2) "Distilled water" sold at the grocery store.


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Old 04-03-2005, 08:49 PM   #2
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Well, either should work fine, but if you can get a sample of each, test the pH, alkalinity and phosphate levels. Whichever is most pure, go with it.
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