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Old 06-22-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
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My husband thinks I may be going overboard with my tanks, but from what I've read, an RO/DI unit is necessary. Opinions from the experts?
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Old 06-22-2005, 06:08 PM   #2
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Depends on your tap water.
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My tap water would likely be ok, if they didn't poison it with flouride.
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Old 06-22-2005, 06:17 PM   #4
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I say yes, no matter on your tap water.
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Old 06-22-2005, 08:02 PM   #5
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For what they cost now IMO you should not be without one.
Your tap water may be fine but IMO I would not trust it.
Lets see... Tank depending on size 300-500, skimmer 100+, lights 200++ depending on type size, LR $8 a pound in some places, LS... Fish some $4 some $40++
RO/DI can be bought for $100+ depending on GPD.
Its a no brainer if you ask me.
I know people who used tap and were sorry they did... Months of fighting algae and then buying a ro/di and doing water changes for months till they got the water quality to stop algae growth.
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Old 06-22-2005, 08:02 PM   #6
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A RO/DI uniti is not needed for a SW reef tank, however, using good quality RO/DI water is a must. Whether you produce it at home or get it from the store is not as important as just making sure you are using it. A unit at home is so much less work though.
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I have good clean well water with no bad stuff but I still run it through a RO filter for good measure. Sell him on clean drinking water or filtered water for coolant in the car. I am a male we are stupid and fall for stuff like that.
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I Say RO/DI water is a must, but buying the unit is up to you. I just buy the water for now, but intend on getting one down the road.
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You guys are FABULOUS! Thanks for the opinions. He doesn't care whay I buy, just thinks I may get sold on things too easily. I'm doing my homework.
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Sell him on clean drinking water or filtered water for coolant in the car. I am a male we are stupid and fall for stuff like that.
My husband said "thanks alot! Good idea!" Now we're ordering one!
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