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Old 08-01-2013, 12:21 AM   #11
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yes and no. the water is from the faucet but it's "aged" through agitation
Lol I did that when I cycled my old set up that's only good for so long get a rodi unit it will be one of the best investment you ever made in this hobby.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:23 AM   #12
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Lol I did that when I cycled my old set up that's only good for so long get a rodi unit it will be one of the best investment you ever made in this hobby.
i don't doubt about that but for me it takes a bit of time. just like how it took me some time to invest a pressurized co2 system. i believe i will get a RO system later on. it will be good for both my FW and SW tanks.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:27 AM   #13
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In this hobby rodi should be on top of the list.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:30 AM   #14
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In this hobby rodi should be on top of the list.
that's true to certain degree. although fish benefits from RO water, most will do fine with RO. the reason why i'm thinking about a RO system is because i'm planning to step up the challenge in my FW tank by getting some discus. and i also plan on getting a reef tank. so it's two birds one stone
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If you are going reef trust me you will need the DI not just the RO.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:41 AM   #16
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If you are going reef trust me you will need the DI not just the RO.
oh yeah, i meant RO/DI. i'm just tired from working on stuffs today and didn't want to type the whole abbreviation
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Ok got you.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:17 AM   #18
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I believe that Mortons salt is iodized salt crystals, which is slightly different than sea salt. not to mention that synthetic sea salt (Instant Ocean, Kent, etc) are loaded with trace elements and necessary nutrients. I wouldn't even risk attempting mortons in any situation. This is unfortunately part of the saltie world. trust me though, once you are rolling smoothly with fish and coral in your tank, the last thing on your mind is the price of a bucket of salt. its hard to cut corners in this hobby without sacrificing quality somewhere. id recommend just taking it slow and do everything right your first time through. once you really start to gain knowledge of this hobby, then you can deviate in some areas. (homemade salt mixes not being one of them)
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Been keeping fish for 50 years. First half of that I always used declorinated tap water, even for SW. The day I bought my first RO/DI unit, within weeks I noticed my algae wasn't growing as fast and that my corals were happier. I now consider it as valuable a piece of equipment as anything else I have. They are pretty inexpensive and for anyone with anything much larger than a nano tank, a cost savings.
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Been keeping fish for 50 years. First half of that I always used declorinated tap water, even for SW. The day I bought my first RO/DI unit, within weeks I noticed my algae wasn't growing as fast and that my corals were happier. I now consider it as valuable a piece of equipment as anything else I have. They are pretty inexpensive and for anyone with anything much larger than a nano tank, a cost savings.
i will keep that in mind. i have heard RODI system is great for the fish but as of right now i have no idea how it works (I'm an engineer and have a thing of wanting to know how thing work lol) and the system's maintenance schedule (ie how things are cleaned and replaced).
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