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Old 06-14-2013, 02:39 AM   #251
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Hang in there! As for fish I keep five and buy corals. Because fish are a pain. You have experience with cleaning the tank this is cake for you.
Yeah, I know. I'm having a pity party I guess because I could have avoided this had I not been lazy and gone to the fish store to get RO for top offs. I guess I was being cheap also. Haha... Obviously I'm not going to close shop on my tank. But I'm highly thinking of going reef only. my shrimps tend to like the idea. They are all over the place tonight.

Thanks for the encouragement Daniel. I needed it today! It will totally be cake! I need more rock!
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:18 AM   #252
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Man you must be exhausted! But the tank looks good! I hope your fish get better!!
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:25 AM   #253
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I just bought a rodi unit best money ever spent. Think about getting one
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:29 AM   #254
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Agreed can't go wrong with spending money RO/DI Unit.
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I would also like to suggest a lot more live rock. The large bio load was no match for the little bit of rock you have in there IMO. Just order a box of dry rock from one of the online vendors.
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I would also like to suggest a lot more live rock. The large bio load was no match for the little bit of rock you have in there IMO. Just order a box of dry rock from one of the online vendors.
If you want to order from BRS, I will be doing another buy the week of July 4th. They discount their live rock nicely during the buys.
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Man you must be exhausted! But the tank looks good! I hope your fish get better!!
Thanks Evan!
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:17 AM   #258
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I really weighed the pros and cons of a Ro/DI. Even took out my calculator. I got scared over the work and space it will need and where to put it. We've discussed it quite often. So for the mean time to avoid any salinity fluctuations I thought of getting the Tunze ATO. Until we figure out the logistics of it all. Not to mention our water and electric bill will go a little higher. In California they charge you in a certain bracket each month of water usage. So were wondering how much the water and electric bill will go up. He's been complaining that the electric bill sky rocketed. Doh. So were debating LED lights too. Haha.

Thanks for your guys feed back. I appreciate it.

Mr.x, how much more do you suggest? 50#?
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If you want to order from BRS, I will be doing another buy the week of July 4th. They discount their live rock nicely during the buys.
Sign me up. The last time I checked the BRS they were out of the 50 lbs box. But yay!!!!
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Re: The RO/DI...I created an Excel spreadsheet that lets me input my townships water pricing, and then calculates the impact the use of the RODI will have on my water bill. It isn't very much. I can email you the file if you'd like to take a look at it.

The unit itself isn't that big, and sits comfortably, with room to spare, on a shelf in my laundry. Obviously, the RODI doesn't impact your electric bill, since you're using cold (vs heated) water for the system.
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