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Old 01-25-2010, 08:36 AM   #11
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IMO you need a RO at least and a RO/DI would be desirable. I work for a large water municipality and was rated number 3 in the country but I would not use tap in my reef tank. If you only knew the stuff that goes in there to keep water treated. Yes it is wonderful for drinking water to humans but not wonderful for our reef tanks. Compounds including Nitrates and phosphates, chlorine, flouride, ammonia and many heavy metals. As I stated Good for us but not our reef tanks.

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All you need to do to get purified water is use a good quality filters.

Filters will definitely sort out the water problems you are facing.


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Good quality filters?
Once you add stuff into the tank, using filters to remove is too late. That's the reason for using RODI water. Remove eveything first, then add salt designed for RODI water, or use it for top offs.
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:37 AM   #14
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Seachem. Prime

Before I started using RO-DI water I used Seachem Prime! Great stuff and it's a great all in one conditioner, it seemed to get me by. Never had any fish loss (though I'm not really big into corals or anything like that)

I'd say bare minumum if you decided against RO water, go with Prime IMO. Heck it even saved some of my fish when I had a ammonia problem.


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