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Old 01-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #11
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Not to say water changes arent necesarry I'm not trying to replace them with some fancy filter but I do belive ro/di filters do remove nitrates.
I'm trying to remember but you have very high nitrates in your tap water right? You're lugging it from your friends place? That would be a pain. I put a RO system under our kitchen sink for $150. The problem with that system is the storage tank. You need a very large tank to hold the water that's filtered. These filters don't filter "on demand". They have slow filter rate so the filtered water needs to be stored. I know it's mainly used in saltwater tanks but not so sure about freshwater applications.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:19 PM   #12
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I'm trying to remember but you have very high nitrates in your tap water right? You're lugging it from your friends place? That would be a pain. I put a RO system under our kitchen sink for $150. The problem with that system is the storage tank. You need a very large tank to hold the water that's filtered. These filters don't filter "on demand". They have slow filter rate so the filtered water needs to be stored. I know it's mainly used in saltwater tanks but not so sure about freshwater applications.
Well I already have 37 gal jugs. I could just fill those. That'd be easier
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Well I already have 37 gal jugs. I could just fill those. That'd be easier
If you go that route if say you'd only need to store enough to do a 50% percent water change. You would slowly introduce the RO water to the tank to acclimate the fish to it
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Sure beat lugging jugs or water up stairs. You could always connect to a bathroom faucet if you have one on the floor you tank is on
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Sure beat lugging jugs or water up stairs. You could always connect to a bathroom faucet if you have one on the floor you tank is on
Its a one floor house so that would'nt be a problem
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