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Featured RO water, who drinks it?

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by stevebibby, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. stevebibby

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    Topic brought up whilst I was round at Dave's (Heller) the other night along with Martin (Advantage)
    I'd tried it out of my water supply for the tank top ups and got my wife and step daughter to do the taste challenge between RO and tap water. To be honest they didn't even need to taste it as the clarity between the two was amazing.
    It's even better than shop bought bottled water

    Steve
     
  2. Marine Life UK

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    the only thing to note is that they add alot of good things to our drinking water.
     
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    Can't say I've ever tried...
     
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    i thought ro water was bad to drink?
     
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    Well i know in the states they have purification pods connected to the pipework on the drinking water taps. They must have 5h1t water LMAO
     
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    if ro is bad to drink we wouldn,t use it for fish,ro filters are used for domestic water for purity
     
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    Im sure i read somewhere that RO was good for you but not through the DI resin as it makes it too pure. The way i understand it is that Ro is very clean so the bodies cells can rehydrate more effectivly with it but if you drink it after DI it is too clean and the water takes elements from the cells and leaves the cell needing replenishing. I ll have a google.

    Dan
     
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    I think that settles it then!
     
  10. deb+wayne

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    When we add salt all the relevent elements and minerals are added in the correct amounts to make our fish happy ;)
     
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    You can drink it. You can by a tap kit for the kitchen for most kits.

    However, I have read that deionisation resins should not be used. Water that passes through these reportedly become carcinogenic. [thumbdown.gif]
     
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    So drinking the RO intended for our tanks in a no-no then...
     
  14. Kev

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    No, its a very good drinking water.

    Just disconnect the resin unit so water does not pass through it. This is the bit that should not be used from what I read.
     
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    I see, but seeing as I get my RO from a shop, that I should not drink?
     
  16. Kev

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    I would not if I were you. [thumbdown.gif]
     
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    Okidoki!
     
  18. LittleOcean

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    Pure RO is cannot be that good to drink as it doesn't have anything in it thru a process of osmosis it will pull minerals etc, from your body on the way thru which presumably is not going to be a good thing as our bodies are used to drinking fluid with 'stuff' in it...

    just my two pennies worth, [wink.gif]
     
  19. Kev

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    Thats ten pennies worth! [001_tongue.gif]
     
  20. Ding Dang Doo

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    I read somewhere that RO, even if run through DI is drinkable. There is a paper on the www. somewhere from the American Food Standards (can't remember it's proper name) that states (pun not intended!) it is safe for human consumption, but may have a slight taint to it left by the DI. It has however, had a lot if the good stuff taken from it, so best to stick to good 'ol 'Corporation Pop'!

    Pete
     
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