RO/DI Unit for drinking and reef tank

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  1. BennieV

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    I'm looking to by a RO/DI unit, where can I buy a unit for drinking water and marine water. Or should I just stick with a unit for the marine tank
     
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    as far as I've done research, the drinking portion can be removed before it goes thru the DI resin and the water for the Tank you would take after the DI resin. I still cannot see the logic behind drinking it after or before the DI resin, but as mentioned before, just to be 100% safe drink it before it goes thru the resin.
     
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    a simple T-piece in the pipework and a tap or reservoir tank to store the water temporarily.
     
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    advice given is correct, the drinking part is before the DI Resin chamber.
     
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    As far as I know it is not good drinking RO water straight from the unit. Before or after DI. One can become sick. Not 100% sure about the facts but I know when I buy water from the healthshop were I stay they add minerals back into the water.
     
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    Dexter has a point...but you can overcome that buy adding a minerilizing cartrige in the drinking water section...

    Drinking RO that is depleted of all minerals is not good for your health....also some interesting studies done showing how cooking in RO water even depletes the food of minerals and vitamins etc..
     
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    Yes,
    It is not recommended to drink RO water. It'll remove the minerals from your body...

    Rather use a domestic RO unit for drinking etc.
     
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    Best is contact @TheWaterboy....im sure he will have a solution for you...He knows his stuff when it comes to clean water..:thumbup:
     
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    Think the whole drinking ro depletes your body of minerals is a bit of media hype . How many minerals do we really get from water compared to what we take in with food?
     
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    I'm Thinking your Thinking Wrong.... LOL!!
     
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    And.... Your Right too... LOl!!!
     
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    Demin Water will deplete your system of minerals, But its not going to happen instantly after drinking one Glass of water! It will however happen with continuously drinking demin Water!
     
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    Who the hell drinks water anyways...:peroni::thumbup:
     
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    It wont add any to your system, but it isnt going to magically suck them out of your body. Still trying to find a valid article that states how much water i need to drink to get my daily dose of minerals.
     
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    Reverse Osmosis Water -- Health Advantages and Disadvantages
     
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    can we get to a level of seriousness here? Water is H20, the body needs H20 to do certain functions.

    Please advise what Minerals the clouds put into rain water...

    I am however aware of minerals being added by the rock to ground water. But please don't confuse this with water we drink and food we eat.

    There are also 2 different types of minerals organic and inorganic, organic minerals are cheaper to produce but have very little uptake into the body.

    We obtain the minerals we need from the Food we eat, not from what we drink guys.
     
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    from the first article:

    Commercially and municipally demineralized water is commonly "stabilized" by adding minerals and trace elements after processing. The purpose for this is not to replace essential nutrients, it is to make water taste or smell better, or make it more stable or less corrosive for use in various industrial processes. If improved health was the reason for re mineralization, the choices and forms of minerals (and their ratios) would be very different. Households who use demineralization on their drinking water to purify it seldom, if ever, do anything to remineralize it, so many people are now drinking demineralized water.

    your second article:

    C. Use only a carbon filter or other natural filter. Do not use a multi-stage filter to remove fluoride, lead, etc. These damage the water in some subtle way, in my experience.


    can we put this to rest just yet or would you like to post some more.
     
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    Lol, you are taking it out of context buddy,
    also they are not talking about our local municipalities.

    I guess it's all up to the individual... I certainly won't drink demineralized water.
     
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    All these articles suggest " sufficient evidence", yet none actually quote the source of this info.
     

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