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Old 05-29-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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Rinsing sand and dry base rock?

Would it be alright to use tap water for this, or should I use RODI?
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:07 PM   #2
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its hard to use RODI water as it moves slow. i wouldn't see why its not alright to use tap water, just let it dry and let it cycle before you add live stock to the aquarium
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I know I couldn't rinse as it exits the RODI, but I could fill a barrel with RODI and use the water in that to wash the dry rock and rinse the sand in five gallon buckets. But I would really hate to make up that much RODI just for rinsing.
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i think youd be fine with tap to rinse dont waste your rodi
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I'd use tap as well, don't think there'd be enough impurities to adversely affect your tank from rinsing them
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:56 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input guys, that will save me a lot of time down the road. lol
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