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Old 04-17-2011, 11:51 PM   #11
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Yep thats what I'm going on. I ordered a tds meter last week.
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I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
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I just ordered one. You and I are becoming old friends on here it seems!
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:00 AM   #13
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Lol. :-d
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I got mine off eBay I just have an ro unit without the di mine is 1ppm I'm fine with that my tap water is different everyday for instance today it was 250 yesterday it was 170 lol
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High TDS means there are a lot of things other than water in your water. TDS is a measure of condutivity which is directly related to what all is in the water besides water since water itself will not conduct electricity. This means more nitrate, silicates, phosphates, etc. All of these are unwanted in a reef tank or if you spent the money on an RO/DI system. VERY low numbers (single digits) may be as good as some system can get, or at least they don't stay at 0 long. When the TDS starts to go up it means one or more of the stages of the RO/DI filter are exhausted and need to be replaced.
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