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Old 02-17-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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Kroger/Walmart Dispenser R.O Water

Is Kroger/Walmart dispenser R.O water safe to use for a fowl or reef tank?

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Old 02-17-2011, 11:21 PM   #2
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Personally I would use Publix. And yes it is ro water. However you should really just buy a rodi

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Old 02-17-2011, 11:29 PM   #3
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It will get you by for awhile until you can get your own RODI unit.

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Old 02-17-2011, 11:33 PM   #4
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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.

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I use Publix water,and have for about 6 months know.Its doing good.I have low phosphates.

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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

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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.

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has anyone tested the R/O water from either Kroger or Publix after mixing it, but before putting it inyour tank? Phosphates?, Metals?

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