RO water.

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by starfish2217, May 5, 2011.

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  1. gsxr1000rider

    gsxr1000rider Fire Shrimp

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    $.25 a gal for RO DI water, $.75 a gal for saltwater... I feel lucky...I have my own rodi unit but since it's so cheap I just go my lfs so I don't have to mess with mixing ha, there sg is alway 1.024-1.025
     
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  3. starfish2217

    starfish2217 Horrid Stonefish

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    I can afford that!! I will look into that for sure I don't need the best one just something that will get the job done !
     
  4. anpgp

    anpgp Dragon Wrasse

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    That was my thoughts exactly when I got mine. There's also purewaterclub.com. They have inexpensive units as well though I don't know much about them. If you have any questions about a specific brand or unit, then pm AZdesertrat. He's the resident RO expert.
     
  5. starfish2217

    starfish2217 Horrid Stonefish

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    Awesome thanks I will look into it!! I just Need something affordable.. And something I can hook up to the hose
     
  6. starfish2217

    starfish2217 Horrid Stonefish

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    Haha you should feel lucky!! I would love to not mix my water!!
     
  7. armison89

    armison89 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    your best bet is to move out since your mom is such a pain but since your a poor college student that will be a pain to. my fiance thinks its a waste of money but she know i do what i want and she cant stop me so she deals with it lol.
     
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  9. starfish2217

    starfish2217 Horrid Stonefish

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    haha yea I wish. im not moving my tank again ughh what a pain. she will just have to suck it up.
     
  10. Sacul1573

    Sacul1573 Millepora

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    I second the SpectraPure, they sell good units inexpensively. You'd only need a 25 gpd system or so.

    I have my unit in the garage, and run a garden hose to it when I need to make water. That way it's out of the way, and my wife doesnt bother me. ;D

    Also, I saw you mentioned doing a couple of 30 gallon waterchanges every month. You have a 70 gallon system (probably less after sand/live rock). If you're aiming for ~20% water changing monthly (hopefully you do something more like 5% weekly), that's only ~15 gallons per month. Figure you'll lose about 1/2 gallon a day to evaporation, and you'll need another 15 gallons per month for topping off. So, I estimate you'd need about 30 gallons of water total per month, not 60 or 90.

    Hope that helps.
     
  11. saltyfresh

    saltyfresh Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Yes but she might use water for stuff like feeding washing filter socks off ECt. ECt.


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  12. leighton1245

    leighton1245 Horrid Stonefish

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    I used to go to my local food store and outside they have water 1.75 for 5 gallons