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Old 08-21-2013, 04:39 PM   #11
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Try testing your tap water for ammonia, nitrates, and phosphates. My local tap water is loaded with that stuff so I have to use ro di. Some people can get away with it but only because their local water is cleaner.
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Ok I will try tht
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:29 PM   #13
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Sorry to jump in on the thread... This is prob a stupid question... Can you use rain water for a saltwater tank? I have always wondered this.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:50 PM   #14
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Prolly not due to acid being in rain
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:55 PM   #15
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Prolly not due to acid being in rain
Oh, that's true. Thanks for the response.
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No problem
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:35 PM   #17
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I was told you can't use rain water due to the PH levels.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:05 AM   #18
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Rodi water is Reverse Osmosis, Deionization water. Basically, its purified water. Thats all you should use. If you dont have it in your house, you need to get some 5 gal water jugs, go find a water works store and buy it. Outside your grocery store is probably a purified water dispenser. Or maybe your local fish store has some. Good luck
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:40 PM   #19
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Try testing your tap water for ammonia, nitrates, and phosphates. My local tap water is loaded with that stuff so I have to use ro di. Some people can get away with it but only because their local water is cleaner.
There are far worse contaminates than those that can be found in tap water. Most of which you can't test for with a home test kit. Would need it tested by a lab. Best to just use rodi water. Either buy your own rodi filter or buy filtered water from lfs.
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Uhhhh yeah a rodi filter is like over 120$ I don't have that money
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