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Old 02-01-2010, 01:40 AM   #11
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Really don't need any except for a few gallons of freshwater to top off with when the water level in the tank gets low from evaporation. At the end of your cycle when your ammonia and nitrites hit 0 and nitrate rises, you will need to do a water change which would be about 30%-40% of the total tank volume.
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As for an ro/di unit, make sure you check with the water dept. to see if they use chloramines among the chemicals used to treat their water. Some ro/di units do not remove chloramines. check out bulkreefsupply.com for an ro/di unit. That's where I got mine from and it works great. If you do decide that buying water from a fish store is better for you, call the coral reef(588-0303) and aquarium(588-2073). They are the only two I know of off the top of my head in knoxville.
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