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Old 05-07-2011, 01:35 PM   #11
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I just dumped 5 gallons. Mine said 5 or ten gallons. I definitely would just the 15 it said and no more. You`ll be OK.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:44 PM   #12
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I was at my lfs at the wkend and they said I need to add mineral salt to the water to harden it. Does anyone else do this?
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I've never heard of that before, sorry...
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I've never heard of that before, sorry...
No me either but the guy said to me that the ro unit removes all the good minerals aswell so they need to b replaced. He has probably just sold me rubbish that I don't need coz nobody else seems to have heard about it.
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Maybe he's talking about freshwater? I've heard ro isnt good for fw cause it removes stuff that those tanks need.
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Well he knows I have a sw tank and I bought a fire fish and a cleaner shrimp so he must know I have a sw tank lol. I can't remember what the stuff is called and I'm at work just now so I will find out and let u know later. I've added some into by barrel of water I have ready for my water change but I mite just ditch it if nobody has heard of it! Don't want to take any chances!
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You should not have to add anything to the ro/di water other than the salt for the tank. The salt mix will have the other needed minerals and stuff for your tank.

(disclaimer: depending on just how extensive your corals are, but if you have corals that need something extra I don't think you would asking about adding because you would already know!)
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Thanks! Well I don't have any corals as this is my first tank! I'm getting another tank at some point and I am going to keep corals in that. I think I have probably been conned haha. Owell good job it wasn't that expensive.
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This is the product and what it says online

Sera Mineral Salt

sera mineral salt contains the minerals which are present in natural waters, in the biologically correct amounts, which are required for enriching mineral-poor water (e.g. R/O water). Water conditioned with sera mineral salt can be used immediately.
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Anyone heard of this?
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