I haven't thought about it but do I really need to get a RO/DI system?...
is there a subsitute thing I can do so I don't have to spend $300 on one?
Ahhh...water. One of the most often overlooked componets of starting a new tank. Funny, since this is what goes IN the new tank. I cannot underestimate the importance of using a high quality water in your tank. RO
water will greatly reduce the amount of chemicals, heavy metals and TDS
you introduce into your tank. To get started, you can certainy buy your water from the LFS
. This will help save the start-up costs. However, for long term ease, you should really look into a RO
system for your home. There are many inexpensive models out there as Mike mentioned. I use a unit from www.thefilterguys.biz
and am very happy with it.
Ohh...BTW...did I mention just how important water is???