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Old 01-03-2005, 03:36 PM   #1
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After reading several posts, I decided to be a more responsible and start using store bought RO fresh water for my topoffs and water changes vs. treated tap water. My nitrate readings hover around 40ppm despite all my best efforts with nitrites and ammonia at 0ppm. I'm thinking that the tap water could be the contributing factor since I changed my substrate from CC to arganite sand. My question is, do I need to treat the bottled water with a tap water conditioner? It makes my protein skimmer go nuts.
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I use conditioners on my RO/DI water anyway as a safety precaution. What conditioner are you using? I add Prime.
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Something in your tank is contributing the excess readings. What all is in your system?
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I've been using Aqua Plus tap water conditioner.
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I have a 26gal bow tank with 30lbs live rock and just changed out CC for 30lbs sand. CPR bak pak 2 (with biobale) for filtration. Live stock: 1 occelaris clown, 1 yellow tail blue damsel and a yellow watchman goby. Some hermits and snails also.
Tank has been running for about 6 months.
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No. Never use any type of conditioner on RO water.
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