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Old 08-27-2010, 08:56 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by pretzelsz View Post
SO they make it so the pip will come down hit the bottom of the black piece then flow out the slots into the chambers. Benefits are no splashing the sand or the water, Won't push the Chaeto algae down. Cons: less flow into the sump(maybe). Sorry but one more question

1. Although I have done alot of research I do not have an RO system(might be able to get one but slim chance). If I cannot get one then what should I use to fill the tank?(preferably a cheap way not costing $100 to fill the tank and like $20 for water changes...if possible) I have heard distilled water(expensive) and RO water but where can I find RO water without an RO system?
this bring up some interesting debates and varying solutions
you can get an RO unit at home depot for half what they cost through hobby vendors
you can by all bottled salt water or bottled RO water
personally (and i know i get some slack for this) i use tap water treated with start-right (i prefer the powder) after treating the water and letting it sit i then mix my own salt into it (i like instant ocean but there are many to chose from and all have their benefits...

for top off i get water from a natural spring near by and add that with out treatment as it is not chemically enhanced.....
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