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  1. General Reef Discussion
    My RO and wash machine connection blew out leaving maybe 100g on the floor in less than 1/2 hour. I sucked up probably 70g anyway. So till I get this fixed properly I'm buying "distilled" water. Ha! humbug! The 1st 3 jugs tasted absolutely awful of plastic, though it was dated pkg 7/11/15 exp...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I have 2 nano reef tanks (well one currently and one in the process of being built). One is a 20 gallon and the second will be a 5 gallon. Since I have 2 nanos I was wondering if I can used store bought distilled water for top offs. I usually just let the 20 go as far as topping off b/c...
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    Can i use bottled spring water for my tank if i run it through a brita filter? Id rather not pay for RO or buy a RO Machine. What are some alternatives? will i notice any certain differences if i use distilled water instead of RO?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I have been purchasing distilled water from my local grocery store and treating it for chlorine. Do I need to add in enough treatment to deal with the chloramine as well or does distilled water not have chloramine in it? I would love to have a ro/di system at home but can't afford it at the...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    In the mean time before I purchase an RO/DI system, I'd like to use store bought water instead of my tap water. I'm leaning towards walmart water just because it is convenient for me. Does anyone know if they still have that plastic leaching issue? Or the copper issue? Will plastic leaching into...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Well pretty much the title says my predicament. My LFS stopped doing the RO/DI water due to lack of sales vs. cost of making it. and literally it was the only one that sold it. so now I'm a bit up the creek for that. So I'm looking for alternatives. Thank god its only a 10 gallon nano tank...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have been having a problem with my distilled water. I was using poland spring before with little problems but when i switched to distilled i have been getting a grreen algea all over the glass and ect. Why is this isnt distilled good. I have heard that using distilled can wipe out my whole...
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