Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-26-2009, 11:35 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Casper, Wyoming
Posts: 66
Top-Off water?

I'm curious to what some of you mix in your top-off water. I have been looking around and found that people mix kalkwasser or salt with their top-off water. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
__________________

__________________
fshfrk58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2009, 11:53 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
ezy33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: San Francisco's Barbary Coast
Posts: 2,545
Send a message via ICQ to ezy33
IMO RO DI water only if your topping off for evaporation.
__________________

__________________
Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
ezy33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 12:15 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
SHARPiE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 492
Send a message via MSN to SHARPiE
Quote:
Originally Posted by ezy33 View Post
IMO RO DI water only if your topping off for evaporation.
+1
__________________
20 Gal - Planted CO2 Community Tank
4.5 Gal - Planted Shrimp Tank - in progress

Useful Acronyms
SHARPiE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 12:43 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: not here anymore
Posts: 5,338
Quote:
Originally Posted by fshfrk58 View Post
I'm curious to what some of you mix in your top-off water. I have been looking around and found that people mix kalkwasser or salt with their top-off water. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Mixing salt in your topoff water would defeat the purpose. You're topping off evaporated water and the salt doesn't evaporate. By doing that, you'd slowly be increasing the salinity of the tank.

Dripping a kalk mixture into your topoff water is one way to increase your ca/alk levels, but is normally only done if you need ca/alk supplementation.

Otherwise, just plain RO/DI or dechlorinated water will do just fine - that's all I do myself.
__________________
Kurt_Nelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 10:12 AM   #5
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Quote:
Originally Posted by ezy33 View Post
IMO RO DI water only if your topping off for evaporation.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 03:26 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Casper, Wyoming
Posts: 66
I've been adding just RO water but the reason I ask is that some people claim just adding that lowers your ph, so I thought I would check. I haven't had any problems with just RO water. Thanks for the replies.
__________________

__________________
fshfrk58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water change and water top off idea! sdveirs Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 05-17-2005 10:04 AM
top off water???? SALTY72 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 08-27-2004 05:07 AM
Top-Off Water Aztlan Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 03-04-2004 12:22 AM
Top off water TriggerHappy Saltwater Reef Aquaria 13 11-20-2003 06:11 PM
top off water alrmc4 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 9 07-05-2003 01:01 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.