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Old 01-16-2012, 07:05 AM   #1
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Your in a pinch

Ok you don't have RO on hand for whatever reason but you keep distilled water in the house for emergencies say a few gallons in the closet. You have to top off!!

What do you an how?!

Do you have to add salt and mix and let sit? Or can you simply just top off say a gallon or less?

Just me thinking again.

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I used distilled water for my first seven yrs as top off water. Never had any problem. My PWC water always came from the LFS. He used RO/DI water.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:41 AM   #3
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I used distilled water for my first seven yrs as top off water. Never had any problem. My PWC water always came from the LFS. He used RO/DI water.
Ok good to know. I'm always gonna have a bucket or two handy from my guy but was wondering if having a gallon or a few gallons of distilled water was good to have around.

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Remember to always top off with fresh water (no salt).
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Remember to always top off with fresh water (no salt).
Oh ok, good to know. I didn't know that.
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The water the avaperates doesn't take the salt with it so the salt stays in the system that way top offs can be freshwater. I top my tank off with ro/di water every day.
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The water the avaperates doesn't take the salt with it so the salt stays in the system that way top offs can be freshwater. I top my tank off with ro/di water every day.
Makes sense and just read about it in a book a bought.
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Yes, like he ^ said! The evaporated water just leaves all the salt, so you should ALWAYS top off with fresh water. If you add more salt water your salinity will sky rocket
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Ok I got it. I'm gonna use distilled water.
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How important is that water level gauge on the side. Should it be at maximum or does it really not matter? I've read sites where they say don't even worry about it as far as too much just make sure it doesn't get too low.
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