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Where to buy Water jugs? for RO water

My local grocery store has a RO Machine. I want to try some water. Its $.43 a gallon.

Where can I find those blueish tint color water jugs that offices use?

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They usually have them next to the RO machine... Otherwise Walmart has them too, next to THERE RO machine...

43 cents a gallon is by no means CHEAP for water...
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at walmart here the 3g jug without water is 13.50, kinda expensive to me.
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My LFS sells the 5 gallon plastic red gas cans for RO water. You might check a pool supply store and see if they have bigger jugs for holding water. btw, my LFS charges 49 cents for the RO water.
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You can check or post on Craigslist as well. You can probably get a food grade water barrell to store more water. Food grade contianers are safer, since other containers may leach unwanted chemicals in the water.
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If a LFS sells RO water they might sell you the "jugs". There is one near me that sells them $8 each and the RO water is 25 cents a gallon. The RO vending machines here are 30 cents a gallon....


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Why would you want RO water for a planted tank?
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Why would you want RO water for a planted tank?
I think he's setting up a CRS breeding tank.





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Lowes sells them full usually near the registers at the front of the store. Safeway sells them empty on the shelf near the RO machines. That is where I have found the ones I use to soften water for breeding discus. I just fill up 4-5 of them (5g each) at a time and have them sitting ready for when I need them. HTH
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wal mart has them


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Are there drawbacks to using RO for a planted tank? I've been using it since day 1...
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thanks guys for the input to where to find the jugs, I'll go look around some more. I think i spotted some @ homedepot before but can't remember. I'll swing by there today.

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I use RO water.

It would be cheaper in the long run to get a RO filter for your tank(s). I bought mine off of ebay. About $100.

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I can't help much on where to find the jugs, but be advised that the maintenance on those machines is sometimes lacking. Often the cartridges don't get replaced as often as they should. I would test it occasionally to make sure you are getting what you paid for!
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