Originally Posted by Karlos69
You shouldnt use tap water bad advice from your LFS
water tap water has phosphates along with other contaminates ask you LFS
if he uses tap water probably not.
Do you have lots of live rock and a fine sand substrate that helps with the nitrification process also u can check your ph levels if they drop then you may have a oxygen level problem. Just some stuff to check
I'm a bit confused on what water to use/not use. I've heard many different things from many different sources. In addition to what the LFS
said, I had one person tell me to use distilled water, but I researched it and one of the sources said that distilled water doesn't have the right make-up to support a tank. So is RO
water the "perfect" water for a saltwater tank? Or can there be problems with it as well? I would invest in a RO
system if I thought it would help avoid water-related problems.
I started the tank with quite a bit of rock...some of it was live some of it was dry. I also used a good amount of live sand...the bulk of it is fairly fine with crushed coral/shells.