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Old 09-27-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
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RODI for startup of new tank?

Is using RODI for starting a new tank (FOWLR for now) important, or just a waste of RODI media?

I have a RODI in a box, but I'm anxious to get my tank going.

I've got well water, with some iron in it for sure. not sure about phosphates or nitrates.

54g all-glass bowfront corner planted FW

Red tiger lilly, Rotala Indica, Sagittaria Subulata, Micro Sword, Cardinal Plant
Fluorite Black sand and gravel
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Old 09-27-2004, 07:59 PM   #2
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Water quality is the most important thing to any tank. FO not as much as reef but problem algae from bad tap water can ruin a FOWLR as much as a Reef. some people us tap water with no problems others add a few gallons and bam! Algae, all depends on your water. Take it some place and have it tested for $25-30 then you'll know if the ro/di is needed.
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