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Old 11-19-2011, 02:26 PM   #531
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There's probably phosphates in your tap. That's what's feeding the diatoms. What conditioner do you use? You should look into rodi water from your lfs. It's cheap here, 50 a gallon.
Ya, ours is 37 cents per gallon here. Im going to do my initial fill-up with tap, but ro/di from there on out
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:27 PM   #532
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I dont think it's goi g to be worth buying all that water and needing some place to store it. In the long run, it's going to be easier and cheaper to just buy the system. For the time being I may have to just buy it from a store though. I checked some local stores and no one seems to sell it.. Will distilled water work?
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:36 PM   #533
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Yep! I'm not sure if you need to dechlorinate though. Ima start a thread on it...
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You don't, almost If not all tds is removed.
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How do ya make distilled water?
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:01 PM   #536
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You can buy it or DIY by boiling water and sending the steam through a cold copper tube so it condenses. It's like how they make whiskey.
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Lol I dint think I'll be diying that, I might just buy it from walmart or something
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That's what I'm doing.
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That's what I'm doing.
Buy the already mixed rodi salt water, or just buy the water and mix it yourself?
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Just water
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