04-26-2013, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by killavixen
had to use tap for today, i added novaqua for chlorine and toxic metals. im goin to lfs tomorrow if they are open for some RO water. and i will get some zebra hermits and a snail. they should keep the sand stirred
Good. Tap water can have minerals and metals in it that can be harmful to some invertebrates and corals, and water treatment such as Prime and Novaqua aren't really enough. Plus the minerals that are found in tapwater can throw off you alkalinity (a test kit you should pick up) and you can see violent pH swings (like the one you saw recently).
The zebra hermits and snails should do a good job aerating the substrate.