RODI or Tap Water

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Hi guys n gals,
What's everyone's views on RODI v Tap Water. My tank is currently cycling using 50/50 RODI and Tap Water, when cycling is complete, I was hoping to use RODI water only for water changes. I have an RODI unit for my marine tank so I always have RODI water available, so making some up is not an issue for me.
Does anyone know of any reason that I shouldn't use just RODI water for water changes?
RODI water is naturally ph neutral (7.0) so that's a good thing !
I also have chemical additives to adjust Kh/Gh if required !
I have read on the forum that some people use a mix of RODI water and Tap water, what is the reasoning behind this and are there any benefits to using a mix?
I think that's enough to ask for the moment, cheers for your anticipated responses.
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Žarić replied the topic: RODI or Tap Water

I think that only thing you should looking for is a stable parameters in long run,

tap water is ok ....just stable aquarium with same routine all the time... oscar wil be good with stable enviroment...

Clean water, nitrates under 20 ppm, amonnium 0 and nitrits 0..... temp from 26-28 c, ph 7.0-7.5...

I wont use RO unit if i was you.... you can have less work like this from tap, just have a RUTINE... hehe ;)
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DRACO replied the topic: RODI or Tap Water

i don't see any reason why one can not use RODI water only.... as long as all other minerals in water are still there...
if you can get it at minimal cost other than the cost of water... it will be totally fine....
in this hobby, what we need is to control the ammonia and nitrite which should always be ZERO
and nitrate not higher than 20ppm...
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