Originally Posted by Nimo
I choose to use my tap water because the issues with it can be fixed alot cheaper than useing RO
water and then adding a bunch of chemicals to get the Ph balanced and having to add back all of the minerals that the RO
I use the phosphate reactor to take the phosphates out and a protein skimmer to take out other unwanted trash I dont have to dose chemicals
You don't have to add anything to ro
water besides your saltmix... Sounds to me like you might have been given some bad advice somewhere along the line.
In terms of your phosphate reactor and skimmer, with a sea of hair algae that you currently have it isn't doing the trick. Check out the above linked on how to battle hair algae. It'll take awhile, but it works.