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Old 04-18-2009, 04:38 PM   #11
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I have 60 gal worth of 5 gal buckets in my truck now. when I finnigh work today I am going to speed this up by oging to the LFS. The tank was only up 2" overnight. I will go crazy watching the slow progress. what do you pay for 5 gallons of R/O water?

One of the shops around here charges a buck a gallon for R/O salt water. Your experience may vary.
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As mentioned it will give you algea issues
There is no guarantee that tap is going to have algae issues. I have seen just as many R/O tanks with algae issues as tap tanks. ****, 12 years ago everyone used tap water and things worked great. Back then I ran 150 gallon FOWLR tank with nothing more than 2 power heads, an under gravel filter, and an over the back filter. A lot has changed and evolved over the years but that does not mean old school is bad, just different.

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I found ro water fo $.50 a gal. and bought 80 gal. to expidite the fill time. like you in the past I used tap water, from a well and always had the algae in the begenning, but it always worked itself out. and i have had the same results with ro/di water as well. I expect the same this time around, I just like the idea of knowing no other harmful metals or chemicals are in the water to start.
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