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Thinking of starting SW
Old 10-05-2012, 09:13 PM   #111
 
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i believe there are 2 common methods of distilling water, one of these involving copper vats in the process, which i personally dont know how i feel about creating a reef knowing my water was at one point exposed to it. (water does pass through copper pipes in a house,but its before hitting your RO/DI unit though) i cannot argue steamed distilled water with 0ppm and RO/DI water of 0ppm not matching but i thought i would just throw that out there.
im also not saying dont go buy some distilled water, just read the label and/or google the company's process.

i would also suggest using a QT of atleast 2 months to use it effectively. a piece of PVC pipe or two makes a cheap hide for fish.

ty for the info. ill be using this

Great Value: Distilled Water, 1 Gal: Beverages : Walmart.com

and to be clear i will be getting RO/DI in a few weeks, but would be getting the clowns and start QT on sunday
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:16 PM   #112
 
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sorry if you said your getting the RO/DI previously, just wanted to throw out that i believe ive seen something about distilled and copper. in your case, that will be perfect.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:28 PM   #113
 
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sorry if you said your getting the RO/DI previously, just wanted to throw out that i believe ive seen something about distilled and copper. in your case, that will be perfect.

No worries, this is a long crazy thread full of knowledge, opinions and ideas :)

Its crazy to grab 1 gallon jugs all the time/ buy water from the LFS IMHO. But since its going to be a few weeks untill i get my RO/DI ill need somethings if I keep the clowns.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #114
 
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I just realized I won't have time today to mix SW for the qt. is that ok if I mix it tomorrow right in the tank before I put the clowns in qt?
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:05 PM   #115
 
Not a good idea. You should let it set for 24hours prior to use. Are you able to keep any water from the tank for QT use?
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:52 PM   #116
 
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Not a good idea. You should let it set for 24hours prior to use. Are you able to keep any water from the tank for QT use?
Yes, i have buckets so i should be able to keep water. I can do that for a day and mix salt tomorrow with distilled and swap on monday.

I hit another issue. I chiped part of the QT tank when trying to get it in the bottom of the stand. And when i try to get it in the stand i noticed the back right corner does not siton the stand. I cant explain it really. im not sure what to do, i just no since there is no bottom to where the tank sits that the bottom rim of the tank needs to be flush on the stand and even, and its not.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:52 PM   #117
 
Holy crap.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:28 PM   #118
 
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Holy crap.

The stand is messed up. Luckilky i did not buy everything for DIY. I guess if i want a QT i need to buy a stand.

Aquarium Stands & Furniture: Titan Eze Metal Aquarium Double Stands

$45. if i spend 5 more i get free shipping....
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:45 PM   #119
 
Guess, thats one way to do it.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:22 PM   #120
 
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Yea this sucks. I broke the 20 tank and had to by another and then I broke that tank so I need to return it and now that I realized the stand is junk I need a new one. Ugh.
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