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Old 06-19-2011, 10:56 PM   #1
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can i use any conditioner to my saltwater tank? or does it have to be specially made for saltwater? sorry if the is an obvious question i just want to be sure
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You can use any. You use it on tap water then let it mix, then you add the salt.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:12 PM   #3
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You can use any. You use it on tap water then let it mix, then you add the salt.
okay thanks i just wanted to make sure
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Is this going to be a reef tank. If it was me I would not mess with tap water. The conditioner does not get rid of ammonia and heavy metals. It just binds the ammonia to make it less lethal but it`s still there. I work for a large water municipality so I know what goes in there. Good for us humans but bad for our reefs.
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no its going to be a dwarf seahorse tank. 10g with sand (not live).
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Is this going to be a reef tank. If it was me I would not mess with tap water. The conditioner does not get rid of ammonia and heavy metals. It just binds the ammonia to make it less lethal but it`s still there. I work for a large water municipality so I know what goes in there. Good for us humans but bad for our reefs.
Do you recommend RO/DI water for reefs?
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Do you recommend RO/DI water for reefs?
Definitely ,especially in a seahorse tank.
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exactly seahorses are really sensitive, you also need to watch out for micro bubbles as they rot them from the inside makign it a painful death for them
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exactly seahorses are really sensitive, you also need to watch out for micro bubbles as they rot them from the inside makign it a painful death for them

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Have low flow...no skimmer, ensure return is always plenty submerged to avoid microbubbles. Sea horses like low flow anyways so less flow is better for them . But yea, definitely recommend RO/DI water for a sea horse tank.
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