The biggest problem we face with this hobby is that there really are no LFS
in our area. The one I have been telling you about is 45 minutes from our house and the next one is an hour and a half a way. Sure there are some little mom and pop outfits here and there, but none sell salt water and you would not want to buy a fish there. You know the type of store, they are basically a fresh water store and have a couple of salt tanks in the back with a sparse selection of a few SW
When my husband was in the LFS
we use yesterday they had a sign out that said their R/O D/I system was out of order. The membrane broke. They are having a new one installed on Wednesday of this week. They told my husband it was his call that tipped them off to the problem, but shouldn't they be testing their own water? As you probably read earlier in this post, we had purchased the water 5 days before we tested it and subsequently called them. They don't take your jug in the back and fill it. The filling station is right in the front and there is usually quite a line waiting to use it.
Either way, we are not ready for the in home R/O just yet. So, we bought distilled water at walmart, salt from the LFS
. We have two 5 gallon buckets (just for fish purposes), an extra heater and 2 extra power heads. We are going to attempt to make our own for now. We will probably use the LFS
water again in the future, once repaired, but we will be SURE to run all our own chem tests prior to adding it to the tank. We are kind of at their mercy at this point.
I wish someone would open an GREAT LFS
by us. It would make this hobby so much easier!!