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Old 10-16-2008, 08:44 PM   #1
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i have read about topping off my sw tank with freshwater. my question is what kind of freshwater. can i go to wal-mart and get gallons of water.
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what type of water are you using for your water changes? RO/DI water is recommended.
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I agree with RO/DI water. I guess you are talking Distilled water at Walmart. Better than tap but you can get an RO/DI unit for about 100 dollars on ebay.
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i started w/ premix sw from the lfs. i had some left so it has been in a container with circulation and heater.
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i can buy ro water at lfs for .49/gal
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You really want RO/DI water....Ro will take out stuff like chlorine and such, DI will take out nitrAtes....Plus you really don't know how often they change out their membranes...
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Old 10-17-2008, 03:46 PM   #7
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Ok so i need to go get me some ro/di water. will it be sitting in the container. i'm a little way away from the lfs so i would buy several gallon at one time.
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If you look at the cost of buying water from your LFS vs the cost of getting your own RO/DI unit you will see that it will pay for itself pretty quickly. Look on ebay for RO/DI filters. You can get one for under $100 shipped.
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