RO and Distiled water

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  1. shaunn

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    Hi MASA

    Is RO WATER the same as distilled water ?
     
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    No. In short they have more ore less the same end effect (removing dissolved solids) but distallation does this via boiling & RO via pushing the water through a membrane.

    The problem is because distilled water is almost devoid of minerals (more so than RO) it will ionize minerals in your tank (especially Ca) , thus robbing your tank of them.

    Rather go with RO
     
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    OK. i didn't know that thanks for the advise...appreciated;)
     
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    If it's anything to go by, According to what I've been told the guys use RO water with very low TDS. Now typically 5mg/l Ca is found in these. Distilled water, for arguments sake has 0. That's not really going to make much of a difference in terms of "robbing your tank of" minerals is it?

    Distilled water is going to cost you more, with very limited added upside to using it though.
     
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