Originally Posted by spartan
I have a beginner question?Are pwc
.s performed with Water that has been purified?
You can use tap water, but you have to remove the chlorine with a water conditioner. If you use Stress Coat or Prime, it may cause your skimmer to produce extra bubbles, so get one without slime coat in it, just a conditioner. However, tap water has a lot of metals and junk in it. I used it for some time before getting an RO
unit and my fish were fine, but ro
water is better. I'm sure my fish are healthier.
The other option is to buy water from your lfs
. Petco has it now in boxes. My lfs
gets theirs from the ocean about 65 miles from my home and it is actual ocean water. It's expensive at about $1.00 or so per gallon. An RO
unit will pay for itself in a very short time. You save time as well as money.
I have seen people pull up to my lfs
with 33 gallon trash cans in their pickups and the lfs
pulls out a hose and fills up the cans.
I'm just too spoiled for that, I have my own ro