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Old 12-01-2010, 05:34 PM   #11
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Im not a fan of tap I did it before in my early days but paying the extra money to buy an RO setup or going to hyvee getting culligans in the long run saved me more money but if you must use tap I'd use a product called Alpha aquavitro pour it in the water in a bucket or something before you put water in tank mix it in then pour in tank cause there's just a lot of things in tap water your test only cover certain things and they put a lot of crap in tap water but I hope everything works out for you keep us posted

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You are still better off using RO or RO/DI. That stuff you are talking about wont get rid of heavy metals and alot of other stuff in tap water. I work for a large water municipality and I know what goes in there. They are good for people but not for our reefs. Stuff like nitrates, phosphates. silicates, Ammonia and like I said various heavy metals that nothing is going to take out except a RO/DI unit.

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