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[Killietalk] Re: to RO or not to RO...
I use RO water for my fish, but lately I've been really busy, and am
getting really tired of having to babysit the filter and wait 24+
hours to fill up my storage container. Given my situation, it's
impractical to try to hook up a solenoid and float valve. My
prefilter and DI cartridges are pretty much shot, with my membrane
probably not far behind. I'm debating whether or not to save myself
a huge hassle by going back to straight tap water.
My tap has a TDS of about 165 with a PH of 7.5. I did a little
research on the water, and haven't found any contaminants worth
I keep "beginner" fish; australe, gardneri, etc. Is it worth the
trouble to use RO?
With water like yours, you would be wasting resources
adjusting it. Just remove the Chlorine. Use it to keep the tank water
fresh! Spend your time and energy learning about keeping live foods.
I could give you a list of around 250+ species and
locations, chiclids, tetras, killies, barbs, guppies, etc. which I
have bred/maintained in 300 ppm tap water but not to bore the list .
Charles H. Harrison, Ph. D.
AtLasta Specialty Ink, Inc.
4600 South Square Dr.
High Ridge, MO 63049
Fax (636) 677-3813
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