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Old 08-13-2012, 08:13 AM   #11
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Must agree, with such a small tank you really need a RODI unit. Things go wrong fast in this hobby already, in a 12 gallon tank it can go bad instantly. And using tap water, you are putting all kinds of chemicals into you tank and will be plagued with algae outbreaks
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:43 AM   #12
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Must agree, with such a small tank you really need a RODI unit. Things go wrong fast in this hobby already, in a 12 gallon tank it can go bad instantly. And using tap water, you are putting all kinds of chemicals into you tank and will be plagued with algae outbreaks
+1 i agree on the tap water unless you have uv sterilizer it will cause major algae if possible id drain it and change it out itll save a huge headache later
i put eggcrate on bottom of tank to protect the glass then stack your rock then add sand
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:58 AM   #13
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I don't mean to be picky, but I've seen people do it with tap water plenty of times? And a lot of people said as long as I use prime and quarantine the water for a while it should be okay ?
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Well I will deffo invest in an RO Unit, since it's more efficent and more better
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:08 AM   #15
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Well I will deffo invest in an RO Unit, since it's more efficent and more better
Do those people who use tapwater have long term success? 3 or more years?
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:10 AM   #16
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Do those people who use tapwater have long term success? 3 or more years?
Lmao, I see what your getting at.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:11 AM   #17
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Do those people who use tapwater have long term success? 3 or more years?
Tapwater in my location is loaded with nitrate algaes main food source i cant use it here i have heard of people using it before but the only ones that have success have a uv sterilizer and appropriate nitrate filters just my opinion
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