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Old 11-15-2010, 07:19 PM   #1
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Can I use tap water for my first partial water change.

I need to do my 1st partial water change.Can I use my tap water?I have a water softener injector to make the water soft.

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RODI should be used for all water in the marine tank from first filling, to evaporation top off to pwc's. If you don't have a RODI unt try to get some from a lfs, a local grocery, WalMart, etc.

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+1 for Cmor's advice. If you don't have the cash for an RO/DI unit, go to your local Walmart and get some of the 5 gallon Culligan jugs and fill them up at the RO station they have there (Big blue thing).
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:25 PM   #6
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What size tank do you have and what is your water readings?

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