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thebigzone 11-19-2010 10:10 PM

this might be a stupid question on r/o
 
I heard that using tap water is not good for saltwater aquariums. I was wondering if using water purifiers such as brita would have a similar effect to a r/o. I don't feel like spending $100 on a r/o.
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Pasfur 11-20-2010 08:30 PM

There is an old thread posted by BettaBaby with a very detailed explanation on this.... if anyone knows where it is located. Its probably 6 months to 1 year old.

bearwithfish 11-20-2010 11:00 PM

sorry man after 2 hours of digging i cannot find it... any idea what the OP's topic was? it may be easier to track down

Pasfur 11-21-2010 07:21 AM

I don't recall the original topic, but it might have been embedded in a Biocube build thread, given that she was the generally the authority on those systems and spent most of her time posting on those threads. I am hoping the original OP will see this thread and recognize their own build thread as containing this discussion.

In any case, the long story short of the post is that the water will have to be tested to tell the end result of the unit. Anything is better than nothing, but a true 3 part RO unit is going to give you the best results.

reefsahoy 11-21-2010 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pasfur (Post 517202)
In any case, the long story short of the post is that the water will have to be tested to tell the end result of the unit. Anything is better than nothing, but a true 3 part RO unit is going to give you the best results.

+1
If you use that type of filter you would be removing some chemicals or pollutants that still is in the water if you only used the "chlorine remover" chemical. Keep in mind that chlorine remover doesn't actually remove chlorine but it adds another chemical that neutralizes chlorine ( you're actually adding something as oppose to removing something right?). At the minimum I personally would use that water filter if that's all i had.

and if you ever decide on a RO get DI also.

thebigzone 11-21-2010 04:36 PM

That brings up another question if I get the fitler should I still use the chlorine remover I have something that detoxicifes chlorine nitrate and nitrie should I stop using that?
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Pasfur 11-26-2010 05:45 PM

There would not be a need any longer.


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