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Old 05-14-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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water filter Choice Flow 9500 for tank water?

I have a moen choiceflo 9500 water filtration system for drinking water, does anyone know if this was water will be good for my tanks because I cannot afford a ro/di system at the moment.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
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Any water is good enough however the problems and risks you are taking by not using ro/di have to be taken into account for you to decide if its worth the risk.

Drinking water is not acceptable for reef tanks. To many peoples surprise drinking water contains many contaminants and impurities. Ro/DI contains 0 impurities. Meaning no change for contamination.

Your drinking water could contain heavy metals, chlorine, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate and many other major, minor and trace element that can not only feed algae growth but can stunt coral growth or even kill.

Bottom line is i myself dont take chances with my tank, too much money invested to risk on bad water which is the foundation of any tank.

If you cant afford an ro/di then buy it from someone. If you cant afford ro/di now then you never going to be able to afford losses because of bad water. Biggest thing you can do to be successful with a reef tank is to avoid problems at all costs, because no problem has a quick easy fix in a reef tank.
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I appreciate the good advice n I'm gonna take it. Knowing all this I'm not gonna fill my tank until I do get an ro/di. It is way to much of an investment to risk. Thanks
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That system only reduces the contaminates it doesn't eliminate them but you would be better off using that water then regular tap water
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Does anyplace sell ro/ di water so I can fill my tank just until I get a system which will hopefully be very soon?
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how big is the tank. I don't know what they get for ro water but if your filling a large tank it'll proable cost you almost as much as an ro unit
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Just 40 gal.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:27 AM   #9
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Holy crap! Just realized our house me n my wife bought not long ago already has a ro/di system installed!!!!! I'm soooo happy n feel kinda stupid for not knowing lol
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