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cookiemn

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Jan 17, 2004
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Has anyone been using this water? I have been using it for the past few weeks and I have noticed a bloom in red algae. I just ran out of phos tests so I wondered if anyone else was getting the same results.
 

mattseattle

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Seattle, WA
guess it's hard for me to believe that people still lug water home instead of having an RO/DI unit. i lugged water home for 6 months either from the store or from the seattle aquarium but after "finally" buying an RO unit i can't imagine going back to having to bring water home. my unit has already paid for itself in convenience costs :)
 

cdeakle

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Lynnwood, WA
matt, I'm in total agreeance with you buddy!

Have you used a TDS meter to verify the water quality? Then you would know for sure if there water is good or bad....
 

mattseattle

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Seattle, WA
yeah, you can buy water at the Seattle Aquarium. It's 10.00 to get a card so that you can use their 'fill station'. After that you can go 24 hours a day to get water and it's billed to you every 2 months @ .05 cents a gallon. Water would work well for fish only tanks but for reef aquariums I think it's a little too flakey to use on a consistant basis. The salinity is not always the same (depending on rains/etc.), calcium, alk and all the other stuff was really low when I used it so I had to use alot of supplements to bring it up. It is a great way as a first fill for a tank though.


cdeakle - yeah i bought a TDS meter right before I bought my RO unit. works well.....after I finally figured out how to get it calibrated.
 

cookiemn

Chicago bound!!!
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Kirkland
I sold my old unit becuase I was going to get a 5 or 6 stage unit. I haven't bought it yet because I am waiting to have a sink installed in my garage. I need to figure out how the set-up is first before I buy one.
 
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