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Old 10-25-2011, 04:18 PM   #1
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I started my tank before realizing this was neccessary, if I had tap water instead of RODI when I started am I good go to still?

I tested my water for nitrates, PH, metals, all the good stuff in a test kit and it all came out good.....
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I started my tank before realizing this was neccessary, if I had tap water instead of RODI when I started am I good go to still?

I tested my water for nitrates, PH, metals, all the good stuff in a test kit and it all came out good.....
Ya for the initial fillup your good. But ro di is necessary for water changes and top offs
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You can use tap water for fowlr systems, but they cause algae issues. I would 100% recommend an ro/di system.
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You can use tap water for fowlr systems, but they cause algae issues. I would 100% recommend an ro/di system.
For a fowlr you can use tap the entire time?
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You may see a bit of an algae bloom because of Phosphates that may have been in the tap water. Over time, the algae and water changes will remove it. Have you found a good RODI? I bought mine from Pure Water Club. Here is the one I got (150 gallon a day) but you can get a 100 gallon a day for about $10.00 less.

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For a fowlr you can use tap the entire time?
Yeah, but as I said, it will cause algae problems. Tap water has nitrates and phosphates, and sometimes even contain heavy metals. It's safer to go with ro/di but tap water would do fine.
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Yeah, but as I said, it will cause algae problems. Tap water has nitrates and phosphates, and sometimes even contain heavy metals. It's safer to go with ro/di but tap water would do fine.
fowlr (fish only with live rock) Correct?


Can I have an anenome for my clowns?
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fowlr (fish only with live rock) Correct?

Can I have an anenome for my clowns?
Yes to the first part. And we have no information about your tank. Provide some, and im sure we can help
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35 gallon, have 2 large pieces of live rock and some dead rock in there with 2 large bags of live sand inside.

Nothing in it as of yet.

We decided to go with a couple pairs of clowns.
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fowlr (fish only with live rock) Correct?

Can I have an anenome for my clowns?
Yes, fowlr is fish only with live rock.

And no anemone if youre using tap water. Also, anemones are a hassle and move whenever they want and if they die, they kill everything in your tank. Clowns may or may not host it too.
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