Originally Posted by sdergar
Just curious about filling the tank with water. I've read that you must use RO
water otherwise you end up with all sorts of string algae even after using water conditioner? Do you need to use water conditioner with RO
water? What about filtered drinking water (the filtered system that Home Depot sells)? Thanks...
water is not mandatory but HIGHLY recomended. You can check to see what you local water quality is on their web site. (Just google your city+water). I started my tank with tap and had no issues but I was LUCKY. another option is the distilled water at Wal-Mart. It is not RO
but it would be ok. the tap filters at home depot will remove clorine but not much else. In the long run you will want to buy a RO
filter but I would suggest going with the Wal-Mart option until you figure out if you are willing to do the work to enjoy the hobby. Craig's list is covered with people that spent A LOT of money and then decided it wasn't for them.
BTW you don't need water conditioner with RO
or the walmart option.