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Old 01-04-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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Tap water filter

I went to a LFS and saw this filter. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...lance&n=284507
The filter gives you deionized water, but not RO. I want a unit I can just attatch to my faucet and take it off when I am not using it. I am only going to do a 10 gal FOWLR. Would this filter be enough? It has to be better than just using straight tap water. Does anyone know a unit that is not too big and does both RO and deionized water? Thanks!
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Old 01-04-2006, 03:54 PM   #2
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I have only heard that you only get around 25 gallons of water out of the filter life...Just word of mouth though...
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I only plan on a 10 gal tank. I won't need alot of water for water changes so I guess that would be ok. I just want to know if the water I get out of it will be good.
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:16 PM   #4
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Yes it is good for aquarium use..
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for that price you can get a ro/di unit on ebay..
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I can get one for $21.99? I want something I can hook up to faucet and take off when I am not using it. If you have any links that would be helpful. I haven't seen them under $80 and I don't think they attatch to the faucet. Please let me know. Thanks!
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Yes theres a place that sells ro/di units with a faucet adapter but there reconstructing there site. site is www.absolutelyreef.com or you contact them at sales@absolutelyreef.com I bought a ro/di unit from them its great and got a faucet adapter.
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I too would like to see an RO/DI for $21.99. If that is the case, sign me up for 1000. I could get rich...

For a 10 gal, degbowl, you will be fine using the TapFilter... In reviewing their site, I noticed this...

The following excerpt was taken from http://www.aquariumpharm.com , from their FAQ page residing at:

http://66.223.54.227/faq.asp?product_id=23

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How many gallons of water will the Tap Water Filter make?

The amount of deionized (DI) water produced by the Tap Water Filter depends entirely on the level of minerals, heavy metals, phosphate, nitrate, etc. that is in your tap water. Each cartridge has a fixed ion exchange capacity. In New York City, for example, aquarists can produce up to 300 gallons of DI water with a single cartridge. An aquarist in northern New Jersey, however, made 15 gallons of water. An analysis of the NJ water showed very high levels of copper, zinc, phosphate, nitrite, and nitrate in addition to the normal hardness minerals. A heavily polluted water source will use up a cartridge much sooner than a water supply low in minerals and pollutants. Most aquarists produce somewhere between 50 and 150 gallons per cartridge.
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i was thinking about buying one of these also,anyone know if you can make a DIY carbon and poly filled filter to connect to your faucet and then to the tap water filter to prolong the life a bit?
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what about just buying water from walmart?
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