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Old 06-15-2006, 04:40 PM   #1
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Corals and RO

Are there any corals that aren’t sensitive enough to require RO water?
I don’t know much about plumbing a RO unit. My problem is that my tank isn’t anywhere near a water source. I have a tub under my tank with aged sw. when I do a pwc (weekly) I vac the waste straight in another tub right in front of the tank, then I put a pump in it and through the house to a drain. Then I put the tub in the bathtub, pump that in to under the tank, de-chlorinate, heat, mix with salt, and then a ph. The washer is in the basement way too far away and the kitchen sink has no place to store water.
Please give me a suggestion or 2, I’m sure someone has already overcame an obstacle like this.
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you could always make your ro water and move it to the tub my ro filter is in the kitchen no plumbing required i got the adapter for the sink just screws on i make 5 gallons at a time and move that
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I don't think any coral "requires" RO water. RO water is optional if u don't want to add PO4 and NO3 into ur tank with tap water.
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fishfrink got it in one. i have been keeping corals with tap water. just got my ro/di last week so this weekend is my first pwc with ro/di. yay
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