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Old 04-15-2005, 12:00 PM   #1
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RO/DI water..

I used tapwater in my setup... and I plan on using distilled water for water changes.. I don't want to have a bad algae problem.. I have ls, gonna have lr... will a cleanup crew..and a tang, and water changes with distilled water keep down blooms?not gonna have corals till I'm WELL versed with fish and inverts.. Oh.. and if I do happen to have a bloom.. what do I do?
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Using DI water should help lower the algae nutrients in the water so as to limit the blooms. There are other factors of course that will affect algae blooms.
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What to do depends on the algae problem you get. Prevention is always the best way.
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What size tank, type of lights any fish in it yet? If so how much do you feed.
Add the LR before any fish because it may cause the tank to cycle if there is any die off....
Happen to have a bloom???? It all depends on what type algae...... IN a cycle you will go through several fazes and some have algae....
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Old 04-20-2005, 12:47 AM   #5
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where can i get DI water or RO water??
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Some local pet stores have it and you can buy it in gallon jugs sometimes at places like Krogers or Walmart(not always, but some of them carry it)

That is all I have, anyone else know of any easily accesible places?
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:16 AM   #7
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for my fill up i am planning to but the gallon jugs but, one my tank is about ready for a water change, what do you recommend for a RO/DI,

Is this okay? http://www.aquariumwaterfilters.com/...ifier_TWP.html

How about this?http://www.aquariumwaterfilters.com/...Barracuda.html

Or this?http://www.aquariumwaterfilters.com/..._Stingray.html

What one will work best??
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check ebay they have some cheap ro/di units.
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...try Ebay but be careful. Also, look around for some pet shops that can deliver water to you. I've made friends with the local Marine aquarium store and he even changes the water for me for a fee. RO/DI water is the way to go.
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Old 04-20-2005, 01:12 PM   #10
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This is the type I have that i got off eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...374803337&rd=1

I know of several people that have gotten RO units from this company off eBay and I can't recall ever hearing a complaint. I know I have none. They have different sizes as well so you can find something smaller (cheaper) if you need to
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