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Need Help with RO units

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I am contemplating on whether or not it is worth it to buy a RO unit for my tank setup. I am setting up a 40g planted SA tank and get my RO water from the local pet store. Can anyone tell me whether or not it is worth it to own a RO unit considering I only have one tank and not the most handy of persons. I have found some that average 25g a day for just over $100 and don't know if this is a good deal.

If anyone can give me some pointers so I know what to look for that would be great!
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I made the RO decision many years ago. I cant stand lugging buckets. I have 2-60 gallon trash cans set up with the RO feeding to one and overflow filling the other. This allows me to treat the RO with any additives. I've recently rigged 2-magdrives attached to a water hose to get them back to the tanks. I have 2-90s that use the RO water for 30% twice a month changes.

If you only do 5 gallon water changes, then I don't see the point. If you religiously change your water weekly at 15 gallons a change, then I think it might be worth it to you.
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