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Good question as it depends...

Distilled would be best as it is pure H20 which you then will add minerals to but the concern is if they use copper piping when they distill. Copper has good thermal properties thus it is commonly used for distilling.

Spring Water tells you nothing it is a marketing term. Often times they draw the water from a spring send it through an RO unit then add minerals for taste. This addition of minerals is what concerns me as this will add TDS and you don'the know what and how much they are adding.

Do you have a water store around where you live. I have a few and normally the owner will tell you exactly how they treat the water.

If you can save for an RO/DI unit that is the long term best solution as you control it.

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In the long run price per gallon its cheaper to buy one of these.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GJCE2X4?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00

http://www.amazon.com/Aquatic-Life-Reverse-Osmosis-50-Gallon/dp/B00DOG63OY/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1452127638&sr=1-1&keywords=ro+di+unit

 

I dont trust the machines, heard to many stories of bad water due to filter being old and used up.

 

I use and like the one from purewaterclub.com

http://www.purewaterclub.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=95&products_id=246

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In the long run price per gallon its cheaper to buy one of these.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GJCE2X4?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00

http://www.amazon.com/Aquatic-Life-Reverse-Osmosis-50-Gallon/dp/B00DOG63OY/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1452127638&sr=1-1&keywords=ro+di+unit

 

I dont trust the machines, heard to many stories of bad water due to filter being old and used up.

 

I use and like the one from purewaterclub.com

http://www.purewaterclub.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=95&products_id=246

Thank you! I am not familiar with RO machines, do you have to change the filters? If so, does it cost much? I most likely will be purchasing on of these in the future, but I just spent all my money on setting up a new tank For now I have to buy some water. Witch jugged water would you buy?
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Thank you! I am not familiar with RO machines, do you have to change the filters? If so, does it cost much? I most likely will be purchasing on of these in the future, but I just spent all my money on setting up a new tank For now I have to buy some water. Witch jugged water would you buy?

The ones I showed you are easy to use and comes with faucet adapter.  most people consider these as throw away's since replacing cartridges cost as much as the units. I look at it as costing me around $5-6 a month.

 

If you can get bottled water that just says RODI was used then I would use it with remineralizer .Distilled worries me due to copper but maybe someone who has experience with it can chime in.

 

If you use spring water its best to have a TDS pen to see what levels of minerals/salts were added but its its for neo's then I wouldnt be as concerned.

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I can only speak for myself, but I've been using distilled and/or primo water refill from Walmart since October and my neos are thriving. I take my TDS meter to the store to make sure I'm getting less than 10 ppm when I refill. An RO system is on my wish list once I get some OEBT

Distilled is the great value/Walmart brand at ~80 cents a gallon and the primo water refill is 27 cents a gallon, I go to a different store if the TDS reads more than 10 ppm

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I can only speak for myself, but I've been using distilled and/or primo water refill from Walmart since October and my neos are thriving. I take my TDS meter to the store to make sure I'm getting less than 10 ppm when I refill. An RO system is on my wish list once I get some OEBT

Distilled is the great value/Walmart brand at ~80 cents a gallon and the primo water refill is 27 cents a gallon, I go to a different store if the TDS reads more than 10 ppm

Thank you, I actually went to Walmart yesterday and got (14) 1 gallon jugs. I tested the TDS and it was 1 ppm! Thanks for the input, next time I'll probably go to the refill system!
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...I look at it as costing me around $5-6 a month...

So you get about 8-12 months? How many gallons of water do you use it for each week? I'm thinking I might have to pick one of these up...

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