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Old 01-20-2010, 02:18 AM   #1
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Should I treat RO/DI water

Is there any necessary reason to treat RO/DI water for a FOWLR tank when doing water changes?
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The reason you use RO/DI water is to remove all the junk in the water. Why would you want to add it back. Your salt mix should have everything you will need to add back to the water. In short....No, you don't need to add anything other then the salt mix.
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I think they might mean do they need to add a dechlor to the water they're using to fill up the tank after a water change (not totally sure tho)
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And the answer to that is 'no' also. As thincat mentioned, RO/DI is going to give you more or less pure water.
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I agree dont add a thing.
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You use ro/di so you don't have to add anything. Add salt and relax. You have water cleaner than the ocean (well,maybe).
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I ask the question only because I have heard that RO/DI water takes out other valuable minerals and/or nutriants that need to be replaced by an additive for reef tanks, and I was not sure if it was needed for FOWLR tanks.
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Your salt mix adds all the good stuff back in at the right levels (in general).
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Great. Thanks.
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Your salt mix adds all the good stuff back in at the right levels (in general).
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