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Old 01-09-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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New 29 FOWLR?

Contemplating setting up my 29 gallon tank. Do I really need to use R0 / DI water? My Lfs gives the ro water away its just that it seems to be a long drive for 25 plus gallons (25 miles one way).
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I would go for the ro/di to avoid any algae issues. I started with tap water and regretted it. Took weeks of water changes to undo the phosphates and nitrates. Definitely your best bet, and it's free! LOL
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Yeah, free water is awesome. Can you get a large storage container and fill it up to cut down on trips?
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It is worth using ro water, if it was me I would use the lfs until I got my own unit and then just get water when I went to shop. Having your own ro unit is worth it imo.
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Thanks for the replies. I may have to rethink this whole Salt Water thing. May have to stick with fresh water.
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