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Old 01-01-2006, 08:26 PM   #1
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i am gonna start a 30g Fish only SW tank. is it ok to use tap water mix with IO salt? or do i need to buy the RO/DI unit? that's expensive
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Old 01-01-2006, 09:02 PM   #2
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tap water is not recommended. you dont need a ro/di unit, you can buy bottled water if you want to make if yourself, or go to the lfs and buy the water premade, its usually like $1-1.50 a gallon.
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is purified water what should be used in a SW aquarium??
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:08 PM   #4
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I went to Krogers and filled a 5 gallon of RO. It took lots of trips back and forth to Krogers to get the RO Water. LFS sold it to.
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:33 PM   #5
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so is that mean i have to speed around $30 to buy water from LFS?.....to start off my 30g......then buy more for a 25% water change during the cycle?
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we've got a water treatment company (Like the Culligan man) here in town with a machine outside their offices that sells purified & drinking water @ $0.10 / gallon. We've been using purified water.
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:46 PM   #7
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That RO/DI starts to look rather cheap over the long run. I did just buy 2 gallons of water though. I dumped it down the drain, refilled with RO/DI and made my kalk mix.
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I just bought a RO system and installed it tonight. I am going to run it for a few days before adding water to my tank.
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It was not to bad priced got it off Ebay. Just wonder how often you change these filters.
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how much did you pay on eBay?
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