i am leak checking my new tank. since the tank is located near my back patio, i used the garden hose to fill the tank and i am letting it sit for a couple hours to leak check it (btw
, is 2 or 3 hours enough for the leak test).
anyway, it came to mind that if the tank passes its leak test, instead of draining the water, i could just mix my ocean salt and begin its life as a SW
so my question is... is water from the garden hose a bad thing? i don't have an RO
unit and i am using novaqua to clear my water. should i emtpy out the water and get water straight from the faucet (sans hose)?
i don't have any life ready for the tank yet. i will, of course, still need to cycle.
- 75 gal
Amiracle SL-350 Wet/Dry (no bio-balls)
AquaC EV-180 Skimmer w/Mag 7
2ea Maxi-Jet 1200 & 2ea Maxi-Jet 900 PH
Captive Purity Refractometer w/Calibrator
LCD Digital 250 W Titanium Heater
48in Coralife 4x65 watt PC
Won Pro Heat II
Tunz level alarm
Approx. 200lbs Sand (3-4" DSB
unit - 110 GPD
Please feel free to advise me!