View Full Version : Kroger/Walmart Dispenser R.O Water


blueshark
02-17-2011, 11:05 PM
Is Kroger/Walmart dispenser R.O water safe to use for a fowl or reef tank?

jead85
02-17-2011, 11:21 PM
Personally I would use Publix. And yes it is ro water. However you should really just buy a rodi

Sharkbait
02-17-2011, 11:29 PM
It will get you by for awhile until you can get your own RODI unit.

cr500_af
02-17-2011, 11:33 PM
The problem is that you have no way to know when the filters were last changed, and therefore what the TDS is. I guess you could pop for a $10 TDS meter and check it before you buy much.

sprinklerman500
02-18-2011, 5:01 AM
I use Publix water,and have for about 6 months know.Its doing good.I have low phosphates.

jead85
02-18-2011, 6:25 AM
I am a Publix manager. They are serviced constantly. And Tds tested. I cannot speak for other companies. Publix's machine also displays the service date

Sharkbait
02-18-2011, 8:46 AM
I am a Publix manager. They are serviced constantly. And Tds tested. I cannot speak for other companies. Publix's machine also displays the service date

Yes, my local publix has a service tag saying when the last time the filters were changed out. So in short yes you can use the water, but eventually you are going to want to get yourself an RODI unit.

gregoryleonard
02-18-2011, 10:54 PM
has anyone tested the R/O water from either Kroger or Publix after mixing it, but before putting it inyour tank? Phosphates?, Metals?