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Old 03-25-2014, 10:29 AM   #11
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They may have said pretty made water but that was in the beginning of me doing this but I choose at the time to mix my own water. Which I know now was a terrible mistake and could be the reason for all my problems

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Old 03-25-2014, 10:33 AM   #13
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Making your own water isn't a terrible mistake, as long as you have an RO/DI filter. Tap water can introduce harmful elements to your tank (e.g. Phosphates and nitrates) creating algae issues in the tank.
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I have a filter but it isn't that one???

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Old 03-25-2014, 10:35 AM   #15
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I have a filter but it isn't that one???

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RO/DI = Reverse Osmosis De-Ionized water. The purity of the water is measured in TDS = Total Dissolved Solids.
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This is my filter
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This is what it looks like
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Oh Haha, not your tank filter. An RO/DI filter is hooked up to your tap water to make it fish-safe. Normal tap water causes algae blooms.
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Ohhhh see I told you I'm super new to this. I feel like the store likes to tell me stuff I need after things happen like this for example

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