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Old 10-27-2004, 05:28 PM   #11
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Tap water is different everywhere you go. My tap water here is terrible, and very hard. I have to use an RO/DI system to get quality water for the tank. I tried tap in the beginning, but it only led to diatom break-outs all the time, and higher nitrate levels. It took forever to cycle out the tap, and constant cleanings. After getting the RO/DI system my tank has become very clear and stable. I am not sure what you have available there, but I know on Ebay they sell them for pretty cheap.

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Old 10-27-2004, 05:32 PM   #12
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The ntirate level in my tank is currntly at 10. Looking back it would have been better to use RO do you think a complete water change would be a good call or should I just battle through it and continue with water changes until it clears up because I've been told that setting up a RO system can be a bit of a nightmare
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Old 10-27-2004, 05:41 PM   #13
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Maybe let the cycle period break in first. With each water change you do, use RO water. Eventually it will be cycled out. It takes a while though. I must say when I set up my RO system in my kitchen, I flooded the floor a couple of times because of the pressure I had. After getting a new fitting from Home Depot, it was fixed. All in all it took about 2 hours to setup. I am no plumber by any means! It is worth it though, even if you have to pay someone $50.00 to install it for you.

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Old 10-27-2004, 05:46 PM   #14
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Right then I'll defo put RO water in the tank next time I do a new water change but I'll wait a while before setting up my own system Im sure that I can buy RO water from a shop near me, anyway thanks for your advice and hopefully my tank will start looking better soon

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