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Old 03-22-2011, 03:25 PM   #11
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I'm not sure about ones that are that low-profile, but like I said there are counter top ones that hook up to the faucet.

And a 10G you could easily set up for under $200 and have nice things like moonlights and quality filters etc.
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Here`s an article on tap water and the reef.

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I used tap water for the first 3 weeks or so of having my tank and let me tell you it's been an uphill battle trying to reverse what it did. I have high phosphate tap water and my tank was at 5ppm when I was using tap. Since corals are my big thing I have to get the phosphates down. I'm still stuck at 1ppm which is still too high. I've been pwc'ing my little heart out trying to get them down. And the resulting hair algae was no treat either. lol

Anyways, until I get an ro/di unit I get my water from the supermarket water machine for 30 cents a gallon. Cheaper than the LFS and I've tested it to be sure its good.

I also have NO space under my sink or anywhere else in my house so I also have that issue. lol

good luck, I'll be watching out for your new setup
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mmy mom gave me the ok on a 10g nano reef with inverts ( i won her over sayin starfish are a possiabilty) now i need to get savein -_- joy this will take awhile

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Cool. Let us know how you do!
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i will i may start a build thread later today i need a parts list im a sw newb i kno bare minimal so this is gonna be a challenge

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