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post #11 of 14 Old 02-01-2010, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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what about those filter water that you can get from the store.. where you put coin and bring your own container to bring them home.. how about those?
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what about those filter water that you can get from the store.. where you put coin and bring your own container to bring them home.. how about those?
Do you have a TDS (total dissolved solids) meter? If you do, you can test that water and see how pure it is. The purest water would have 0 pp(i think thousand), and acceptable would be like 20 ppt. Also test it for phosphate, nitrate and ammonia.



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oh DUH pardon me! I've done that before you'd think i'd learn! [blush]

I'll stay on the side where I belong next time : )
LOL!! It was nice for you to visit though

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i have heard of distilled water being stored in copper tanks? i dont know how much truth that holds but for the price of buying it again and again your best bet is investing in an RO/DI unit that you can make your own water right from home. if your planning on being in this hobby for long term then i personally feel a RO/DI and TDS meter are a must as buying by the gallon will get to expensive.
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