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Old 01-15-2013, 01:25 PM   #11
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As I stated on a similar thread you will not see anything happen right away except maybe some diatoms from the silicates. I do work for a large water municipality and I do know what we use and most other places use. It takes a good while for the ammonia, nitrates and heavy metals to accumulate and when it reaches a certain point then we usually see a crash. It`s best not to use tap as these heavy metals that are used to pull down particles in filtrating water can not be removed. I have an article in the SW articles section that explains the process. Better to not put them in your tank.



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Distilled water should be just as good in a saltwater system as RO/DI, but is usually more expensive. If your LFS is charging more for RO/DI that the grocery store charges for distilled, they are ripping people off.

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Originally Posted by Trueerfan
I bet for the price you paid for the RO water at lfs you could of bought your own ro/di system. I would suggest keep using ro/di water. Your local water company can add things at anytime to treat the supply and they don't have to inform the public when they do. I wouldn't risk it.
Depending on the size of the tank, you could spend in a month buying water what it would cost to get a cheap RODI system that would last years. If money's a problem there are cheaper systems out. www.purewaterclub.com is very low priced, and for decent systems. I paid $100 for a 100gpd system about 2 years ago cuz I got sick of paying for water, and I've saved a fortune.

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Ditto to cashmoney get yourself an ro unit, it will pay for its self in no time.

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