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Old 11-24-2012, 01:30 AM   #11
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I'm new to saltwater but other people in this hobby say don't use tap water will have phosphate problem and algae problem to buy a ro/di unit.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:48 PM   #12
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I use tap water, but I must be honest, I have to aerate the water until the salts and conditioner are completely mixed together and clear with no bubbles, then I age it for about month and I test like a mad scientist, lol
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:03 AM   #13
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Buy a 4-stage RO/Di system off bulkreefsupply.com, they're on sale for 129.99... get yourself a big trash can and just make water.. that's what I do for my 90G and 29G. Use what I need/refill the trash can as necessary. No more lugging around 5g buckets. Simple
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:09 AM   #14
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Or you can just buy ro water at Walmart
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:23 AM   #15
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Or you can just buy ro water at Walmart
Yup, 88 cents a gallon where I live- other than purified ocean water it's the most stable I've found (remember DISTILLED)
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:05 PM   #16
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Yup, 88 cents a gallon where I live- other than purified ocean water it's the most stable I've found (remember DISTILLED)
My LFS sells RO DI water for 25 cents pet gallon but they just give me 5 gallons. I guess the $1.25 isn't worth the hassle and it keeps me coming in. I felt stupid for ever using tap water because that was more expensive than free.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:49 PM   #17
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With a tank of that size, buying an RO/DI is the best way to go IMO. It might even be cheaper in the long run. It will be better because you'll know what's actually in the water opposed to not knowing when the LFS filters have been changed, etc. Where I live, they filter ocean water and give it for free, but it's coldwater which wouldn't really work for my tropical reef. How do they filter the ocean water where you live? You'd save more gas, time, and energy going with the RO/DI system rather than buying water from the LFS.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:26 PM   #18
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Why don't you buy yourself 4 x 25ltr/6g water drums that's 100ltrs/26g that's what I did they are cheap enough to buy.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:21 PM   #19
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I have a 200litre (I think that's about 55g) and use 2 x 25 litre drums to get my water from my LFS. I go once a fortnight and I dont mind it at all, I like going there so often, they get new shipments each week so there is always something new in there I am lucky it's only a 20min drive away tho...
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:53 PM   #20
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but i mean for my initial tank fill. how did you guys start your tank? with salt mix or natural water from the lfs?... either way i gotta bring 70 gals of water to my house whether its natural salt water or or rodi to mix with salt
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