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Old 06-22-2004, 06:38 PM   #11
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13cents per gallon for the refill. The initiall 5 gallon plastic carboy, with build in handle, is like $8.50, filled. So yeah, you're paying almost $8 for a 5 gallon plastic jug...but it will come in handy at every water change.

Personally, I"m asking for an R/O unit for christmas
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Old 06-22-2004, 06:53 PM   #12
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thanks alot guys this really helps!....one more question...after i add the water to my tank im gonna let the phs run over night to mix the salt good and then check the water...then add the sand....then im gonna get live rock....will the live rock be enough to start my cycle? also let me clarify, i should top off with just fresh water(nosalt), is this correct....thanks alot for the fast responses. im so ready to start my tank and have so many questions...u guys are great
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No salt, but still RO water for the top off's.
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Yep, NON-salted water for top-offs. R/O preferred.

From what I've read, yes the live rock should provide enough decaying material to cycle the tank.
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k...thanks guys.....this may sound dumb but this really cleared up some confusion for me i plan to get it goin this weekend CANT WAIT
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