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Old 01-01-2005, 12:06 PM   #1
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Brown algae

Brown algae is caused by my tap water. Could i remove or do i need to switch to RO/DI water. I can buy it locally for a dollar a gallon or should i just buy a system. I have a 16 gallon tank .
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You can buy distilled water from the grocery store for your topoffs and water changes. For a 16 gallon I don't know if it is worth a R/O DI unit.
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i bought ro water from the grocery store for a few monthes and it got rid of the brown algae but im using tap water and a silicate sponge and its been working for me
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I would sugest a system saves you money in the long run
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