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Old 10-25-2013, 01:47 PM   #11
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Just something to consider...I am one who disagrees that RODI is a must for FOWLR tanks. For reef, absolutely, fish tend to be a little more forgiving than corals when it comes to water. I have used RO water and never had issues. RODI should have zero TDS (total dissolved solids). RO is usually very close. The extra 2-4 ppm you get with RO has never caused anything bad in my tanks. At $1.50 per gallon locally for RODI versus .25 for RO, I prefer RO.

Overall, saltwater is not that difficult to maintain. The startup is costly, but keeping things going is not all that involved. Asks questions here if you are ever confused, or unsure.

My words of wisdom...always remember that the folks at your LFS are there to make money. Advice from them can be questionable, at best, sometimes. Also, for buying fish, pay attention to the recommended tank sizes from places like liveaquaria.com. Many people put fish in tanks that are way too small and end up with health issues. They get frustrated and leave the hobby. Again, when in doubt, ask here. There is a lot of experience on these boards.

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Old 10-25-2013, 02:34 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Tmar View Post
if i offended ... I was only joking!
I am very very new to saltwater too and starting out very slowly with fowlr (hopefully):
No offense taken! I was just pointing out that I said something. Didn't mean for you to think I was offended.

Good luck, with this hobby slow wins the race!

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