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Old 07-19-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
 
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Hello all! I am in the research stage of a marine aquarium and I have become aware that I must use reverse osmosis water! But my thought is because I am only going to be doing a nano aquarium and doing a weekly 10% water change which is only 3 litres would I just be able to use tap water with marine aqua safe? Thanks all:D
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:02 PM   #2
 
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You would be better off just using r/o water from walmart or your local fish store. Just buy a jug of it and use it for water changes
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:12 PM   #3
 
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Only problem being I live in the uk and I do t know where I can get RO water:/
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:08 PM   #4
 
If you just plan on keeping fish, you do not need RO/DI water. If by chance you plan on keeping Corals, it would be advisable to use Distilled or RO/DI Water. And, alot of the answer would depend on whats in your water to begin with. Have you tested it?
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:40 PM   #5
 
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No I do not plan on keeping corals! So I should be able to to use tap water? It's l natural spring water so would that make it better?
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #6
 
Just a Fish only tank, your ok using Tap water.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:04 AM   #7
 
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So I would just add the treatment and salt and then heat it to the right temp and salinity etc?
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:46 AM   #8
 
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So I would just add the treatment and salt and then heat it to the right temp and salinity etc?
Yup. MIx up a batch 24hrs prior to use.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #9
 
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Thank you very much for your help:D
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