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post #1 of 5 Old 12-07-2010, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Can I use distilled water?

Hey guys, I was wondering if it is alright to use distilled water in my tank? I usually get R/O water from my LPS but their pump is broken and I need to do a water change.

I've noticed that places like Publix sells distilled water by the gallon and I'm hoping I can use it after Priming it.

Thanks guys.

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-07-2010, 01:05 PM
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Distilled water is basically RO water, no minerals, neutral PH, etc.
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Distilled water is basically RO water, no minerals, neutral PH, etc.
So I'm guessing it is safe to use in my tank, correct?

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-07-2010, 02:38 PM
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-07-2010, 07:50 PM
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Agree.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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