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Old 10-27-2003, 02:05 AM   #11
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Do RO/DI remove any of those trace minerals? Or are they too small to be filtered out? IF so additives would still be necessary. No questions a stupid question, I think.
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Old 10-27-2003, 10:26 AM   #12
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fishfreek, how much water do you change each week? Just considering will that be a feasible practice to adopt here.
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Old 10-27-2003, 10:28 AM   #13
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And if I would have read a little closer I would have seen that the first post mentioned LR meaning it was a SW...



My apologies esp to FF, for some reason i just went off rambling because I thought he the topic was about FW.

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Old 10-27-2003, 11:58 AM   #14
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Lately i have been bring my water to a boil and letting it sit for a day till i do a water change. i do this to like ten gallons of water and i also dissolve the salt while it is still hot. Do anyone else do this? i hve an 46 gallon tank and i do this bi-weekly.
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Sounds like a good idea to me. That would boil out any unwanted dissolved gasses, but perhaps it would raise the PH. Not really sure.
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Well i once mess up bad just by adding only one gallon of unaged tap water. Lost two cleaner shrimp and two fire shrimp. For some reason they froze up. That was a quick $100 dollars down the drain. Plus i like doing it this way cause all the salt is totally dissolve. i stored it in two five gallon kentwood container until i do the water change. Been great so far considring how stock my tank is right now.
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Do RO/DI remove any of those trace minerals? Or are they too small to be filtered out? IF so additives would still be necessary. No questions a stupid question, I think.
I"m pretty sure ro units remove everything so it's just pure H20. But the salt mixtures you buy has trace elements in it and I belive some people even add other bottled trace elements.
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Old 10-27-2003, 04:08 PM   #18
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The salt mix has everything you need for your basic setup. Other additives are added on a "as-needed" bases (i.e. CA, MG, ALK, etc...)
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IMO it's not good idea to mix your salt while your water is that hot, you may have a funny chemical reaction ! I would wait until it's back at room temperature and what would boiling actually achieve ???? If it's good for drinking. By boiling you are not removing any unwanted things you are concentrating them are you not ?
Unlike distilled water where they precipitate the vaps ...
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