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Old 02-29-2004, 03:20 PM   #11
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ok, I meant during changes I use sw, the tank doesn't have too much evaporation. I do not have the equipment for RO, and can't afford anything too expensive right now so I either use spring water or filtered tap water.
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Old 03-01-2004, 10:16 PM   #12
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Look around and see if any of the grocery stores in your area sell RO water by the gallon....you can bring a container and fill it up at the machines. I used this method until I could buy an ro unit. I remember paying something like 25 cents per gallon
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I started my new tank 2 weeks ago with 80lbs of LR. 5 days later I had a large diatom bloom. The stuff is an eyesore, but it didn't hurt anything. Over the last 5 days or so it's been slowly going away. The diatoms that were on the bank of my tank are starting to peel off in small strips.

Last night I bought a Yellow Tang and he wasn't in the tank 5 minutes before he started eating the brown and green hair algae on a few of my rocks. It was about half to three quarters of an inch long. It's almost not there now. The Tang took care of that in a hurry. So I had to buy some dry green algae tonight.

To make a long story longer I was pretty upset about my diatom bloom. I was told on here it would likely go away as it is a result of cycling. Everyone was right it's going and hopefully it will soon be gone.
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Old 03-02-2004, 11:46 AM   #14
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Well thanks to all for the advice, I was worried about getting a yellow tang because of their size, but I will look into getting RO from a grocer around here!
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