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Old 03-29-2014, 02:18 PM   #1
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Using Bottled Distilled Water?

Since I'm still fighting against high nitrates in my water, is it ok to use bottled distilled (Not spring water) in my tank?

Local store sells 2 litre bottle of distilled water for 17p each. Would I still need to use a declorinator in it or not? No one near me sells RO water and can't really afford a RO unit right now.
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:51 PM   #2
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Distilled is fine, I've used it in my reefs in a pinch last year when my ro unit was putting out 400 tds water until I could get a new membrane and di resin
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Distilled is fine, I've used it in my reefs in a pinch last year when my ro unit was putting out 400 tds water until I could get a new membrane and di resin
Is there anything I need to mix with it? Read I'll still need to use a water conditioner because some brands put fluoride in it and that it needs mixing with a little tap water?
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I didn't do any of that and I was adding it to my reefs, I think you should be fine but maybe add a little conditioner JIC
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