With so many types of water available, it can be difficult to understand which is best. For humans, the choice is relatively harmless. When you’re talking about the type of water to use in a fish tank, however, it’s important to know the difference between RODI water and distilled water.
What is RODI Water?
RODI water is reverse osmosis deionized water. It not only goes through reverse osmosis, which removes 90 to 99 percent of the impurities out of the water, but it also goes through the second step of deionization. Deionization is a scientific process that separates ions in order to leave behind only pure H2O, which is undeniably the purest form of water available.
When you add RODI water to saltwater fish tanks, you must mix the salt into the water before it’s placed into the tank.
What is Distilled Water?
Distilled water is water that has been boiled into vapor and condensed back into liquid. It is not advisable to use only distilled water in a fish tank, as it does not have the nutrients fish need to survive. In fact, simply dumping distilled water into an aquarium could harm the livestock.
The Difference Between RODI Water and Distilled Water
The main difference between RODI water and distilled water is the purification process. While the RODI process removes ions, distilling water entails boiling it. In both cases, the water needs to be treated with nutrients before it can be placed into a fish tank.
RODI water may also be more cost effective than distilled water.
What Seatech H2O can Do for You
While the difference between RODI water and distilled water is subtle, there’s one more advantage to choosing RODI water. We can deliver it right to your door, so there’s no need to fuss with equipment or lugging jugs of water into or out of the store. We can also mix the water in order to provide the healthiest environment for your livestock, and we can even fill your tank for you on site.
To learn more about how our RODI water delivery service works, visit us online at www.seatechh2o.com or call (602) 628-7270.