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So why do people buy water?

scuzy

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Do you really save money? I keep seeing people living around jugs and hugs feel that's a lot if work on a weekly basis.


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Bruce Spiegelman

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I do for a couple of reasons/ One -- I live in an apartment, and while I make my own RO, having a larger mix station for salt is problematic. I still probably would do so except the Saltwater I get is so close to be the exact same parameters week in and week out I figure it's just easier than doing it myself. As to saving money -- no, it's more expensive.
 

scuzy

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Gosh must be really tedious to keep lugging the water. Bet your biceps are huge by now :)


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xcaret

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Maybe sometimes one needs just an excuse to swing by the LFS and check "what's new"
I had to carry the SW and RO from ~12 blocks away, live in an apartment as well and back in those days, landlord said no to installing an RODI unit under the sink.
 
I buy water every week for the same reason as Bruce's. Apartment is too small to have a RO/DI setup. Though recently I am pondering about getting a Aquatic Life RO buddy, but not sure if the water quality will be good enough.
 

scuzy

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Figure a small ro unit under sink is very do able.


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yellojello

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I always make my own, but it does look cool when I'm at the LFS. Like pumping gas. It does seem that getting Natural sea water does have its benefits though.
 

tankguy

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I used to make my own but found easier just to go over to the lfs and get it. Plus I always like seeing what's come in and it always turns into " well since I'm here" I get enough to last a week
 

gabloo

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Wow! I thought those people whose get water from LFS are beginner. I didn't expect that many people from this forum lol. I also I didn't know LFS sell natural sea water. May be I should get a few gallon once a month. Thanks for bring up this topic!
 

Bruce Spiegelman

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I think that a lot of us that buy at the LFS do so specifically because it is natural seawater. By doing so it is very "stable." It has nearly the same parameters every time I pick it up so there are no swings even when doing a large water change. At least that's my theory :)

It is more expensive though. I pay $1.00 per gallon. I think I once figured it would cost half as much to make it.
 

wrestle1952

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I dislike mixing salt and for me it is easier to drive to a LFS and get water. Gives me an excuse to look at current stock.
 
The issue I have with buying water is you still need hog up storage all the same. Probably would need to store even more since you can't make more on demand for those "oh-crap-midnight-waterchange". So my motivation to make water is pure laziness and lack of time.

On seatwter, IIRC Richard has natural sea water delivered 400g every once in awhile?
 

wrestle1952

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Having lived in San Diego for a number of years, I do miss getting free ocean water. Scripps Institute uses natural ocean water they have filtered through their systems and offer it free. You just need containers. I often times wonder why people have this notion it is not appropriate for their tanks.
 

tankguy

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I have a trash can ready to go for an emergency water change ( salt mixed ) and 2 others with just RO
 
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