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    Bottled Water??

    Does anyone use bottled water for top-offs?? If so, can you please share your experience and comment on the economics compared with water production by conventional RO/DI systems.

    Thanks, Nelson

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    It will really depend on your system. A nano could purchase water for quite a while before paying for an RO/DI system. Something larger isn't worth it. You have to be carefull with bottled water, as you can't always tell the source or the contaminate levels unless you measure.

    Unless you buy water from a fish store, the best you will normally find is RO not RO/DI.

    Personally I would look into an RO/DI setup and save yourself alot of time, headaches and probably money.
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    ya.. depends on size .. which would determine evap.
    in my case.. the bill got ridiculous.. but not only that.. I had to either carry one 5g a day or get a ton of bottles to fill to do one week. I was looking at just regular distilled water and it was ~1$ a day for me.. so 365$ a year.. ouch! not counting time and gas.
    a regular ro/di setup when on sale at Marinescape is 100$

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    yeh important to know that it is only ro water. i purchased water for a long time. had it delivered. finally purchased a RO/Di unit and realised how much less work it is to make your own rather then lugging water bottles about.
    so if you need a lot of bottles your into big bucks just for the deposits.

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    Unfortunately your opinions and advice are what I was anticipating. I greatly appreciate your guidance with this folks.

    Nelson

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    he he.. ya.. thats why this forum exist
    The ro/di was one of the best investment i made in this hobby.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Would it be alright if I asked about the DI units as opposed to RO/DI in your thread Nelson?
    I have been looking at a multistage DI unit that does not create all that waste water. Supposedly the resins are rechargeable too! Have you or anyone else read about them as an alternative for those of us who do not wan to run well pumps all the extra time?

    http://www.petsolutions.com/Deion-20...00142+C44.aspx

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    I am very anxiuos to see the feedback on this... it sounds too good to be true. Could it be a good enough solution with no waste? I am currently running on well water and would consider something mid way between RO/DI and my current situation.

    Quote Originally Posted by kennyfish View Post
    Would it be alright if I asked about the DI units as opposed to RO/DI in your thread Nelson?
    I have been looking at a multistage DI unit that does not create all that waste water. Supposedly the resins are rechargeable too! Have you or anyone else read about them as an alternative for those of us who do not wan to run well pumps all the extra time?

    http://www.petsolutions.com/Deion-20...00142+C44.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyfish View Post
    Would it be alright if I asked about the DI units as opposed to RO/DI in your thread Nelson?
    I have been looking at a multistage DI unit that does not create all that waste water. Supposedly the resins are rechargeable too! Have you or anyone else read about them as an alternative for those of us who do not wan to run well pumps all the extra time?

    http://www.petsolutions.com/Deion-20...00142+C44.aspx
    You've got my attention for sure. Opinions?

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    Nelson

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    Well I usually take the approach that if it seems to good to be true it probably is. If it can produce RODI quality water without waste, and rechargable media then I would think everyone would be on board.
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