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Old 10-11-2006, 04:27 PM   #11
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If you are using NSW then unless you are going out miles into the sea then you are getting some pollutants in your water. Esp. if you are getting it on the shore. NSW is not the best option. Maybe you have a LFS that has it or can get an RO/DI unit and make your own.
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:29 PM   #12
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I am getting my saltwater from the LFS itself. I am not sure where they get it. I know there is another company that makes Saltwater called the Catalina Water Company.. http://www.catalinawater.com/ Not sure if the LFS I got this water from uses theirs or not. I know of one place that does though but it is not where I got mine.

What exactly is NSW?
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Oh OK. No most likely he is making his SW. If he is having high nitrite readings in his SW I would let him know so he can check it out. That is why I recommend getting a RO/DI unit and making your own water and mixing salt so you can be sure. In the Long run, you will come out cheaper and better.
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Sorry , NSW = Natural Sea Water
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Thanks, I assume that the Catalina water link is NSW? It looks like it is pretty good stuff as far as I can tell..
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It may be but If you get any make sure you check it out with your water test.
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Good idea, after one day of keeping the lights off, i turned them on briefly and noticed the lime green algea is back! i am wondering if this may have something to do with the fact that in the office is a huge window that is kind of hard to avoid? or should I do a PWC and get some of that other brand of water and see if that has lower nitrates/nitrites?
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How much direct sun light is hitting the tank. That will contribute to the algea cycle. Also it will take a few days (5-6) to get rid of the algea.

Also if you do not want to purchase your own ro/di unit, some stores (like wal-mart) has the machines in the stores that dispenses it, or you can check bottled DRINKING water, most of the time it is ro/di.
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I agree that if alot of sunlight is hitting your tank that will do it.
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it is a good amount of regular sunlight, it is a lot of light, but its not like sitting directly in the sun..

when you say itll take a few days to get rid of it, does that mean I should keep them in the dark for the 5-6 days?
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