02-16-2012, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by onefish2fish
if i was going to use tap which i personally wouldnt and would use RO/DI ( even fish only to prevent algae ) i would use cold tap water. this takes longer and more energy to re-heat but more minerals will come in hot water. youll have to wait atleast 24 hours to pre-mix your salt with and powerhead in the water anyways so it gives plenty of time to add a heater to get your pre-mixed water matching the display tanks temp before doing a water change.
I'm saving up for a RO/ DI unit.I have cash but don't like spending lump sums on Stuff unless it's urgent. And I just bought a sterilizer that wasn't too cheap. thanks for the tip