Originally Posted by Cb24
Could you use tap water but buy tap water conditioner?
I wouldn't. R/O water is the best. It cuts down on a lot of problems later on. Conditioners just cover up the problem, but it will eventually catch up to you.
I would go to your Local Super Market and see if they got an R/O machine around. That's where I get my water right now. I mix my own Salt. I use to buy my water straight from the LFS
, but they stop selling it. If I where close to a LFS
that sold R/O pre-mixed Saltwater, that's where I would get my water.
To set up my 55 gallon tank, I have 10 5 gallon buckets full of pre-mixed ready to go water. When I am done, I will save them for when I need to move. If you can get water already done, I would go that route. If you have to make your own, it's not hard at all. Just follow the directions on the box.