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Old 11-14-2014, 11:59 PM   #11
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Which part of Michigan are you from?
Around the middle.
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I was around the east and I know tap water there is drinkable but I am not sure how you can get away with its copper content.
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I was around the east and I know tap water there is drinkable but I am not sure how you can get away with its copper content.
0.0ppm. The only copper content in my areas water is from household plumbing.
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Just curious if anybody of them you know that are successful like you say.

I know 1 guy personally who has been running a reef for 7 years with Tap Water and Instant Ocean.

Other than him, I've read that quite a few of you over in the US use tap water as well.


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I'm jealous. My tap water is junk, I have to RO it.


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Well this is a fun thread....


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Cooper seems low, but can cause problems after many topoffs... Nutrients are stacking when topping-off.

One of my LFS use tap water (with prime) for their WC, they don't seems to have significants coral problems... On the other side, they have a lot of GHA in the tanks.

Another LFS is using tap water, doing waterchanges each 3 weeks, but thoses tanks are no more reefs, I will more call this Algae tanks.

Another store, (reef solution), is using his homemade high quality saltwater (from RODI), and there's no traces of algae in their tanks, and corals are healty.
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I have been maintaining a reef tank for around 7 years or so topping off with treated tap water, and it's certainly thriving. I fill the top off reservoir with 10 gallons of tap water a week.
Not by choice, and I make the water changes (24 gallons a week) with RODI, but there's no nuisance algae and there are football sized sps colonies growing very nicely.
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not sure why there would be any contention, it all simply depends on the quality of your area's water.
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