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Old 07-08-2014, 08:22 AM   #11
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You definitely need more rock in there. If the "brown stuff" is powdery, it's most likely diatomes. If you ever decide to go bigger (or even if you don't), a small RO system will most likely be more economical than driving to the store and buying jugs of water (not to mention a lot more convenient). A basic RO (no DI) can be gotten for as little as $90 at BRS (Reverse Osmosis Systems - Bulk Reef Supply), and even less during a group buy (I plan on running one in a week or two).
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Is the DI not necessary?

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Old 07-08-2014, 03:23 PM   #13
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Well I've got a coral as well :p

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Old 07-08-2014, 05:16 PM   #15
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eventually, you'll want to use RO/DI water if you want your corals to thrive. all the junk in most tap water is detrimental to their growth.
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That's for the info guys!

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Old 07-08-2014, 10:57 PM   #17
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Even if your tap water test at 20ppm, it still concentrates those materials. Your water supplier could also replace pipes and cause a shift in water quality without you knowing it. I don't drink tap water and do not expose my corals to it either. A RO/DI unit is a bargain.


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I don't drink tap water
Me neither. You should see this stuff they force me to buy. I'm afraid to put it in the dog bowls!
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I think I'll start saving for a Rodi system. FYI I donated my damsels and got a clown fish (the peaceful kind- he's mostly black with a little orange) and a dotyback just thought I'd share

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