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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Good evening from Normandy France. Here, we use to use reverse osmosis water for our reef tanks. Some guys have some good results using tap water .... I'd like to know what kind of water you are using in the United State for your reef tanks. My apologies for mistakes .... Have a good sunday. Marc
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I am using tap water for my 40g. I know I shouldn't use tap water, but my lfs is 1hour away (2hour round trip) so I can't go there every time I need to do a water change. :( Is the tap water ok. Is there anything I can do to treat it? Also, I have had a two-month cyano outbreak, and I have tried...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, i have water softner installed. i just test my tap water PH 7.4 ammonia 0.25ppm is this considered safe to use it? i plan to put some water conditioner after let it sit over night and mix salt with it. is this going to be a problem? i figure water conditioner "...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So I might be a bit crazy as someone asked me this today and I really had no other answer then the one I gave. So I have fish tanks and I have my own RO DI water system in which I create my own water for the tanks. I really do not want them to touch tap water as I just don't know what is in it...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I wasn't sure where to post this but I just bought a 100 gallon tank which I will be setting up once I move into my new home. I currently have a 20 gallon and I always used distilled water to fill it up and for water changes. To save some money, I was wondering if I would be able to use tap...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I am brand new with saltwater and reef tanks. About 3 weeks ago, I set up a new, 29 gallon reef tank, live rock (25 lbs), live sand bottom with on HOB filter and a Current reef light. I have just stocked 1 clownfish, 1 4 stripe damsel, and 1 purple dottyback. When I started this tank...
  7. Marine Depot
    Get clean water with Marine Depot KleanWater Reverse Osmosis We are pleased to introduce our all-new KleanWater RO & RO/DI system line—the most economical reverse osmosis filters in our store! We are confident they will exceed your expectations and perform well in even the most demanding...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey, I am planing to make my marine tank with fish, living rock and shrimp \ hermit crab.. Do I MUST purchase right away RODI system or can I keep it up with tap water, using "Erase-CL" (removes chlorine, chloramines & ammonia) for the cycle period +\- or even more?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I was wondering if it's ok to do a top off with tap water for one time only because I ran out of RO water and the water mart is closed today and my salinity is pretty high compared to normal so I was wondering if dechlorinated tap water would be ok for one time use
  10. General Reef Discussion
    what do you guys think would happen if I put my tap water in a bucket with some phosguard or GFO the night before a WC and duct taped something that vibrates to the side of it? I think a ph would be too much movement unless I rigged a reactor type deal to it, or put it in a bag but I thought it...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Well, not mine, but this is for anyone who has a new tank with livestock, or a QT quarantine tank with fish and they are getting ammonia or nitrite readings. This excellent post will help you keep your fish alive and allay your concerns that adding Prime (Seachems dechlorinator and nitrite...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! I'm currently filling my first 5-gallon bucket of RO/DI water from my 4-stage BRS unit that I purchased brand new. I bought the one with the built in TDS digital meter and PSI gauge. My question is, it is reading 1 PPM coming into the unit and 0 on the output. If I'm not mistaken...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi TRT. Im having problems with hair algae. It just wont seem to go away. i was doing a 5 gallon water change every weekend with ro water. I was mixing reef crystals. The water had a tds of 0 but still algae everywhere! the tank has been up for about a year and a half. It is a 37 gallon with a...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I'v got a small reef tank that's doing pretty good. I'm changing things around and switching from a 20 gal tall to a deep blue 20x20x20 with a 55 gal refugium/sump. My question is about the water. I've been using ro as much as possible but not always on my current tank. I just purchased an RO/DI...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I'm a student, and I have a student's budget. I am therefore running head-first into breaking what seems to be the cardinal sin of reef tank keeping: I'm planning on using tap water. This isn't a problem that needs fixing, its a fact that I have to deal with. The LFS sells RO/DI water at a...
  16. Tank Specs
    Was watching TV last week and realized that I really wanted a reef tank of my own. My dad's had one for years, and I've always admired it and I figure its high time I start one up. Needless to say I've been reading reef literature almost literally non-stop for the past 6 days... I think it's...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Can you guys help me with this little problem I have. I dont have an RODI unit so I am going to use tap water. I have this japanese branded dechlorinator, and i dont know if its fresh water only or saltwater. I used it for my frshwater and im assuming its a freshwater only thing. Is there such...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I know that using straight tap water for water changes is never a good idea for many reasons. I know it takes chlorine a few days to no longer be in the water, i was wondering if it was the same with phosphates? I have been getting RO water from my fish store, its getting to be a hassel having...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I have a bit of a problem. We recently started a saltwater tank and we used tap water for the salt mix. is it ok to use if we're just starting to cycle the tank or should we start all over again? because after reading bunch of info regarding chlorine, chloramine, phospate and stuff, i'm worried...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I bought the API tap water filter for my nano reef and i've been having massive hair algea problems. Is this a reliable product?
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