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Old 07-25-2008, 05:00 PM   #11
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can some one explain to me what a ro/di is good for and what benefits it has
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:12 PM   #12
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can some one explain to me what a ro/di is good for and what benefits it has

RO/DI stands for reverse osmosis / deionized. It is a filter that you run your tap water thru that removes all contaminants and such leaving you with pure clean water.

Here is a link if you wan't to read up on reverse osmosis.
Reverse osmosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:08 PM   #13
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can some one explain to me what a ro/di is good for and what benefits it has
Fl.keysSpearfisher....

Please make use of the links I gave you. I didnt pull that post out of a template. I took the time to type it and search my favorites for the links.

My post tells you that

RO/DI = Reverse osmosis, followed by deionisation, type of water purification

My post has a link called

Saltwater Aquarium and Saltwater Fish Beginner's Guide - Aquarium Guide

Click on that link, and since you now know what RO/DI means you scroll down to

"
Reverse Osmosis and Deionization
What is a Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System? Reverse Osmosis is a process whereby water is purified as the water gets pushed through some sort of membrane. The membrane traps the impurities and they can remove 90% - 99% of the impurities from the water. The type of membrane you use determines the amount of impurities that the RO unit will remove. Read more. "

Click on the link that says Reverse Osmosis and Deionization and read...


I kinda feel like you didnt even read my post...



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Old 07-25-2008, 11:36 PM   #14
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im sorry man, i did read it i just never clicked on the link, i clicked on some of the other ones and never made it to that one a forgot.
i have been all over the net like a mad man all day, i forget sometimes what i am doing and what i mean to do.
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:00 AM   #15
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Ya i totally understand how you feel.

I started doing research months before i bought anything. And when I did buy somthing, it was to buy books. Its been months and I havent had my tank started yet because there is SOO much to learn and research. And imo you want to start off doing as much of it as you can correctly.

This was my first post. If you have the time maybe you can read it.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...by-103185.html


But I know your all excited about getting this thing going. I really recommend you doing your hw.

The guys here and ( girls :p) are good people. They will help you out
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so if i were to collect my own fish than keeping them in a seperate tank would be necessary? for how long, what kind of set up would that tank need?

also i am confused about corals and polyps and what not...
what is the diff between LPS and SPS? is one harder to care for
are certain corals not suitable for a 55-75 gallon tank( they need more room)
do corals and polyps and mushrooms and what not come on like a small piece of live rock and you then glue that to any peice of existing live rock in the tank?

and what does frag mean?
As far as collecting your own fish...you better check with the Florida Fish and Game before you attempt to take a fish from a reef. Most of the fish we keep in our tanks you can't just get them yourself. You have to be licensed to do so. Also many of the fish we keep are bread/raised in captivity so we aren't depleting the natural resource. Taking an animal from the ocean gives you a much higher chance of bringing home unwanted pests then getting your animals from a LFS.

LPS = Large Polyp Stoney
SPS = Small Polyp Stoney

LPS corals - Frogspawn, Torch Coral, Brain Coral, Trumpet coral and many others

SPS Corals - Acropora, Digitata, Montipora Capricornis

Most corals you buy will be mounted on a plug (an over-sized golf tee) or a disk. SPS corals tend to be mounted on a plug and polyps (Zoanthids or palythoas mushrooms) mounted on disks. That is not always the cause but tends to be. LPS corals are usually unmounted.
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