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Yes- Thats the only water you should use 26 72.22%
No- Tap water is fine for me 10 27.78%
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:40 PM   #31
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The salt takes care of all hard water, I mean after all a water softener really just adds salt.

Ill test the Ph of tap water today.
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:59 PM   #32
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I got the water to fill my tank for the first time from my dads power plant. They have gigantic tubs of RO/DI water that is more sterile than any RO/DI system you can buy can get it. I have about 10 gallons left for water changes/top offs, then after that I will just buy RO/DI water from the local health food store.

*edit* If any of you have a power plant nearby you may want to look into getting some water there. They have so much of it that sometimes they will just give it away.

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Hmm, dont know of any power plants nearby, do you mean like nuclear?
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The salt would not remove disolved metals. If you want to go reef in the future knowing if your water source has any copper particulate will be very important aswell.
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:31 PM   #35
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i say no.

yes flame me all you want, but I have yet to have a problem with regular tap water, maybe im safe, but uh, erin brockovich was filmed not too far from here... yes, bad water..

anyways, I honestly don't think its that much of an issue if you aren't keeping very tender creatures... if its like a FOWLR then i think RO is not really a requirement..

but if something is very senstive to water quality then i think RO should be used, or make sure you treat your reg. water
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:37 PM   #36
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OK Went to WalMart today, They didnt have any AmQuel, so I got the biggest brand they had, Tetra.

I got Tetra Aqua-Safe, supposedly does the same thing as a lot of other things, Gets rid of cholorine, chloramine, and metals.

Said safe for SW too, so figured it is ok.

I do have one question. When I does the tank does this stuff have to be stirred around with the pumps on? The reason why I ask is I would like to know if I could keep a couple gallons of tap around with this stuff dosed in it, and not having a filter or anything in it. Is it OK just sitting around like that?
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