4 dKH Solution Question

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Can the distilled water be substituted with RO/DI water, or is there too much left in to be of use?
 

Biollante

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DI Not RO

Hi,

De-ionized (DI) water can be substituted for distilled if you are reasonably sure that it is without ions. :)

Reverse Osmosis (RO) water is not a good idea, RO allows some carbonate hardness, KH. :gw

Biollante
 
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Gbark

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I agree with biollante,

But if you do wish to use your RO water run it through a DI unit aswell :D
 
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Gbark;49931 said:
I agree with biollante,

But if you do wish to use your RO water run it through a DI unit aswell :D

Nah, just got some distilled water today.
 
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Well, I finally found something I'm good at: CO2 estimation. Put the drop checker in, went back and checked it maybe an hour and a half later and green it is.
 

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Just found out a couple of weeks ago that the company where I work makes DI water in HUGE quantities. I knew we did our own water treatment, but I thought it was just to prep wastewater for discharge, EPA stuff. Normal levels are maintained at approx. 2200 gal. The generator kicks on when the level goes below 1800 gal. They'll purge a few dozen gallons on a whim just to wash out some of the equipment parts. I got the go ahead to grab a gallon or two whenever I need some. Just got to be careful not to open the 2" purge valve too far or I'll get washed away.:D

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