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Old 09-28-2010, 09:58 AM   #11
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Everything that everyone is giving me is definatly helping, especialy yesterday i decided to check out a couple LFS found out who not to deal with...lol... but the best way for me is to read books, get info on here, and as well talk to the LFS...
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:42 AM   #12
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Fishguy: hey one of LFS I checked out is selling their water at .50/gal, he said its stage 6 RO water they make themselves what's your take on that? Am I able to test the water to tell if its what he says it is and what's your suggestion for the water?
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:45 AM   #13
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.50 for RO/DI is pretty standard. Most places will also sell SW from .75-1.00.

Ask them last time they replaced their filters, and ask if they have a TDS meter to check. Your TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) should be at 0. They should have replaced the filters within the last 6 months.
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:26 PM   #14
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Ditto. Either ask them to test it in front of you or buy a cheap TDS meter on ebay and check it yourself. It should be 0, but single digits is acceptable (and indicates a need for new filters as stated).
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Welcome to AA!
Try this book it helped me a ton!
Amazon.com: The Marine Reef Aquarium (9780764160233): Phil Hunt: Books
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