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post #1 of 5 Old 07-02-2007, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Tap Water?

Can tap water be used when starting a saltwater setup? and can any kind of coral be kept without spending thousands on lighting?
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-02-2007, 02:11 PM
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Right now im just going to start off saying RO water (LFS or RO UNIT) is what you should use in a saltwater reef tank. I use tap water and dechlorinator on my tank (fish only).

As for lighting you can get T5 bulbs and starters now for about £30 that would mean you could keep soft corals and others. If you do use tap water make sure its not really really bad water. I have been told mushrooms and Zoas will be fine in a tank with tap water BUT i would suggest getting an RO unit and i am going to get one. They go for about £50-70 for a decent one but some waste alot of water so im not sure on getting one.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-02-2007, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hey thanks for the info!
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-02-2007, 04:29 PM
t5 are great lights i just started with them , for water i used water from the store filtered and added the salt any time you use tap water you add chemicals and i hate to put something extra its no good to remove a chemical thats my feelings i started a 125 and put the right water and live rock and had fish in there in 2 days awesome ,,
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-02-2007, 04:30 PM
also use 1 lb. lr per gallon helps alot
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