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Old 04-24-2004, 09:13 AM   #1
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Options on water

New tank..........I have no access to ro water, my lps dont sell water. So what are my options. What if I use regular tap water and add something like aquasafe by tetra aqua.
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You could buy an RO/DI unit, you can find these pretty cheap on e-bay or check some of the sponsors of this site for sales.
Option 2...look around your area for one of those kiosk water machines. They're usually outside grocery stores or wal-marts even beverage distributors have them. If you find one, look into how the water is filtered, usually it is RO and or DI along with UV, carbon and microfiltration. The machine water is fine for smaller tanks and is what I've used for the last year.
Gallons of distilled water from the grocery store is also an option, although without knowing how the water was distilled you could be introducing copper or other anwanted elements into your tank.
I think treated tapwater should be your last option. Tapwater CAN contain nitrates, phosphates, copper, chloramines etc. If you are going FO then you could probably get away with treated tapwater. If you are planning on a reef tank then I would definitely hunt down a purer water source. HTH
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Old 04-24-2004, 03:49 PM   #3
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Thanks for the idea.....there is a machine acroos the street with ro water $0.30 per gal
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Old 04-25-2004, 07:13 PM   #4
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HIhi,again, get a RO system, cost like around less than $100 could last you for at least 6 months or so
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