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    Default Glacier water for reef tank

    Does anyone else use the water from the glacier dispensers outside supermarkets for their reef tank?

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    Why not go to your lfs? Sometimes the ppm is higher then what you would want for your reef. I use to do it 10 years ago but I don't anymore.
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    Mainly because the glacier station is closer to my house and if i go to my Lfs I always end up buying something

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    Also it doesn't run di
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    Its better than tap, but its not rodi water. If its that big of a hassle, id look into getting a rodi unit. Look into the aquatic life one. Very compact and well priced

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    a cheap RODI unit will pay itself off real quickly after you factor buying water and transportation from LFS or the water machine. I think it's a must have for reefers.
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    I have aquatic buddy and booster pump so much better

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    Make sure to add the di stage to it. Otherwise it pretty muxh the water outside the store

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    In lieu of RO/DI water, the Glacier water is fine. It is significantly better than Tap. Though, I'd still treat it with a de-chlor like Seachem Prime.
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    i used the groceries store vending machine water for many years with great sucsess. A RO/DI system only yealds marginally better results IMO

    BUT

    You are trusting your reef tank to a machine you have no control over. Copper contamination won’t hurt people and probably makes the water taste better

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    You own RO/DI is so much more convieniant. No more standing in the rain filling bottles.

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    It doesn’t take that many quarters to pay for a RO/DI

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    Next best to RODI and I have purchased this or similar in past with no issues at all

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    Tricky one. I don't fully trust it since there's no DI stage, however, I have tested the vending machine water, Kirkland bottled water, and my LFS's RODI water. The LFS RODI and vending machine both had a TDS of 13, Kirkland close at 19. Who knows what the actual difference of what the TDS is between my LFS and vending machine. I often use distilled for top off, but I would use the Glasier if I couldn't make my own, or LFS was too far to make sense.

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    Your lfs store is due to change ita filters a bit ago. Including membrane. Good lfs stay on top of rodi numbers, because its the same water they are additing to their tanks

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    Glacier water tds somewhere between 5-15 ppm depend when u get there freshly filter replace. Looks for the one that got a digital display so u can see what dates the filter was replace. I have a unit call "zero water" than i pour in it again and it come out zero ppm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joseserrano View Post
    Your lfs store is due to change ita filters a bit ago. Including membrane. Good lfs stay on top of rodi numbers, because its the same water they are additing to their tanks
    Are you referring to mine? I know. It's really annoying. All the years I lived in Garden Grove and got water from Broc, Robert, then Kevin, these guys all kept 0 TDS water. Here in San Clemente it's slim pickins. Only 3 places in a 30 minute radius to choose from. This shop is the only one with quality salt, and my preferred RSCP. Both stores have a couple frag tanks and that's it.

 

 
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