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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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berkey water filter

i have this small setup for our drinking water at home
http://www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com...Fcuh4AodvVcAtA

yes, they claim its better than RO because it leaves beneficial minerals in the water, so its obviously not RO.

does anyone know how "good"/effective this is compared to RO for water changes for shrimps? and how much effective is having RO water?
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anyone?
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In short: HIGLY RECOMMEND!

I use a big berkey water filter w/ black elements on top and the fluoride removing ones on the bottom. I have chloramine/fluoride treated tap and I don't like to drink it. My aquarium loves it, I love it. I still use a few drops of prime (water conditioner) just in case. It filters very slowly though so keep that in mind. I have a 60p/17 gallon tank and with the big berkey have to fill it up a couple times and wait for it to filter around 2-3 gallons for my water changes a week. I wouldn't be patient enough if I had to do bigger changes than this.

Also be sure to follow the "priming" instructions for new filters. I had to flush out the fluoride filters for a long time before the water was clear.
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