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Old 12-16-2013, 04:03 AM   #1
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Public aquarium with tap

Found this link of a new aquarium that is starting up and they just filled it with TAP water!

It's not surprising though as it would take 2000 days to fill that thing up with a 75gpd ro / di unit but then comes the 17 tons of salt that has to be mixed in....

Charlotte-Concord aquarium starts to fill, preparing for creatures
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Simple solution. 2000 RODI units
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They are just filling and expect creatures in Jan, "it will take a few weeks for the biological filter to mature" a few weeks :-(
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They are just filling and expect creatures in Jan, "it will take a few weeks for the biological filter to mature" a few weeks :-(
I'm pretty sure a public aquarium has plenty of seeded material they can use in the tank.
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It also stated that the animals would be added slowly as to not overload the filter, I think they kinda know what they're doing lol
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I just want a job there!!!
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:20 AM   #7
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I think they know what they're doing. If they just threw a bunch of things together, they'd lose probably a few million. I'm sure it'll be great
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I maintain a 150 gallon in-wall system with sump that was initially filled, and to this day (I think it's about 3 years old now)get's topped off with treated tap water. There are massive pieces of sps in the tank and inverts too. No nuisance algae to speak of either. It's certainly possible.
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I maintain a 150 gallon in-wall system with sump that was initially filled, and to this day (I think it's about 3 years old now)get's topped off with treated tap water. There are massive pieces of sps in the tank and inverts too. No nuisance algae to speak of either. It's certainly possible.
GASP! Are you using Prime or something else?
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It depends on region and even time of year. The danger can be that your tap water tests great, then across town they do a big upgrade and dump loads of particulates into the pipes. I don't trust it to even drink tap water anymore, much less trust my $$$ reef to it.
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