Kinetico R/O drinking water system
Hi, i have two questions:
1. When we bought a house, it came with a kinetico R/O system for drinking water. I wanted to know if i could use that for a reef aquarium. If you go to their website (kinetico.com), it says that the system uses 3 stage filtration. First being a carbon sponge that prepares the mains water for the reverse osmosis process, two being the membrane itself, and three being a second carbon water conditioner right before it reaches the tap. I am so glad that the house came with it fixed in the kitchen rather than me having to purchase another whole unit.
2. I am sure that all of you know that if one wants to convert from FO
to Reef, and the FO
main tank used copper, you must replace all rockwork and substrate, and then give the tank a good washing. Can one siphon water into a large bucket and reuse it, or does one have to replace all the tank water as well.
Thanks in Advance!
30 gallon SW
tank;EHEIM ECCO 2235 Canister Filter w/Miracle-Working Chemi-Pure
TetraTec UV1 UV
Sterilizer;Rio 50 Powerhead ;130w PC
lighting;33 Lbs. of Tonga Branch LR
;Nature's Ocean Live Sand (the bagged stuff)
Livestock:2-Ocellaris Clownfish;9-Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs;1-Regal Tang;Zoanthids, Pineapple Brain coral, Sebae Anemone, Colt Coral, Galaxea
Tank Specs as of December 29, 2005:Ammonia:0;Nitrite: 0;Nitrate=0;Cu
: 1.028;Temp: 79-84 degrees F (Adjusts throughout the day)