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    RODI Water Safe?

    Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by Com3backKid, Aug 5, 2018.

    1. PYRU

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      What exactly are you keeping and do you have water quality problems from your tap?

      I wouldn't use rodi unless I absolutely had to. It wastes a lot of water to get 1 gallon of rodi. Something like 5 gallons of waste water. It also requires you to have a storage reservoir with heater for tropical species. The average system is 75gpd. You can use your waste to do laundry but I wouldnt water plants with it
       
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      I make RODI water for my south american fish but add RO right to add back minerals.
       
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      New World cichlids is too generic a term to be considered when speaking about water.
      Cichlids from North and Central America generally appreciate hard, mineralized water, pH above 7 (neutral) and as high a pH as 9.
      Cichlids from the Amazon region of S America (generally prefer soft mineral free water pH below neutral, some species prefer acidic (pH 4).
      Cichlids from southern S America, and those from west of the Andes can use more alkalinity neutral or slightly above .
      I would never use DI water for any of the above cichlids except the Amazonian drainage species, and then I would mix it with tap, dependent on what the species was.
       
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      Are you guys referring to RO water? Or what is RODI?
       

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