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Old 04-05-2011, 06:13 PM   #21
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You should always aim for the lowest number possible. But like it's been said, people do reefs with tap. It's not necessary, but it's helpful. Depending on whats in your water dictates what negative effects you could see in your tank.
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is there a way i can test my tap water?
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:33 PM   #23
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Ya you can test your water with the same water testing kits you use to check your tank water.. I tested my tap water and had 1ppm ammonia right out of the tap so when I was doin water changes to get rid of ammonia I was adding more, not good. Then to check TDS you can buy a hand held meter, they are around $30.

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If you don't have a phosphate kit, that's another one to test for. I don't really know of any others.
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If you don't have a phosphate kit, that's another one to test for. I don't really know of any others.
im gns buy a sslt water kit soon should i buy api master salt or api master reef?
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A TDS meter as well, not sure what kinda prices those go for
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A TDS meter as well, not sure what kinda prices those go for
will look on amazon or s good sight if you can can suggest one because i need a refractomomenter(sp?) too
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Most suggest you buy both. (But secretly neither Corey nor I have the reef kit. Shhh)
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Most suggest you buy both. (But secretly neither Corey nor I have the reef kit. Shhh)
oh no you shall be banned from AA! lol is there even a difference?
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Between the reef master and SW master? Yeah, SW master has Ammo, Trite, Trate, and high range pH.

Reef master has calcium, phos, carbonate hardness, and trates
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