Originally Posted by Paulm7373
Ok, I think you've answered part of my question - I will throw the old conditioner away. Problem is I don't have a RO
unit so I would be filling up the new tank with tap water. Do you think it would still be ok to use tap water for initial setup if I dose with Prime?
Don't use tap. I don't have a rodi
unit either. I buy my water from LFS
around me for 0.25-0.39/gal
. I have 5g buckets I take there and fill them. For my first fill of the tank, I had to make a couple of trips.
tap will only cause terrible algae and cyano
problems and then you'll get frustrated with SW
and be disappointed that the SW
tank of your dream turned into a nightmare. If nothing else, buy bottles of distilled water, a lot of stores have stations that you can fill buckets up with it. I don't know the size of the tank you're filling, but trust me- it'll be worth spending a little extra money at the start. I know that SW
is expensive, but the water and filtration are not things you should skimp on. Other stuff like PH and rock are fine to skimp on, but not these 2 things.