i have been keeping a 20 gal
mixed reef tank successfully for over a year now. I am located in northern NJ where our water is VERY HARD. I check my tap and the TDS
varys from 550-650! as high as that is i began my tank using no more than tap water with some tap conditioner. I have experienced no serious negative side effects aside from the occasional algae bloom in the tanks infancy. After a year i have only upgraded to filtered tap water (500-600 TDS
I now live mainly in the Bronx, NY. I have tested the water in the bronx and it tests 20-35 TDS
I am setting up a new tank in the bronx and am really trying to do everything right, and not do the same mistakes i made with my current tank.
system was always on the top of my list of things to get, but now that the TDS
is so low in my apartment should i even bother?
and please be a little open minded people, i know everyone says "YOU CANT START A SW
TANK W/O RO
" i get it, its obviously the prefered way but to say it cant be done with tap water is nieve.