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tommaso889 07-19-2012 02:59 PM

RO systems
 
Hello all! I am in the research stage of a marine aquarium and I have become aware that I must use reverse osmosis water! But my thought is because I am only going to be doing a nano aquarium and doing a weekly 10% water change which is only 3 litres would I just be able to use tap water with marine aqua safe? Thanks all:D
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Varkolak 07-19-2012 04:02 PM

You would be better off just using r/o water from walmart or your local fish store. Just buy a jug of it and use it for water changes

tommaso889 07-19-2012 04:12 PM

Only problem being I live in the uk and I do t know where I can get RO water:/

Reefing Madness 07-19-2012 06:08 PM

If you just plan on keeping fish, you do not need RO/DI water. If by chance you plan on keeping Corals, it would be advisable to use Distilled or RO/DI Water. And, alot of the answer would depend on whats in your water to begin with. Have you tested it?

tommaso889 07-19-2012 07:40 PM

No I do not plan on keeping corals! So I should be able to to use tap water? It's l natural spring water so would that make it better?

Reefing Madness 07-19-2012 08:06 PM

Just a Fish only tank, your ok using Tap water.

tommaso889 07-20-2012 03:04 AM

So I would just add the treatment and salt and then heat it to the right temp and salinity etc?

Reefing Madness 07-20-2012 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by tommaso889 (Post 1163438)
So I would just add the treatment and salt and then heat it to the right temp and salinity etc?

Yup. MIx up a batch 24hrs prior to use.

tommaso889 07-20-2012 01:39 PM

Thank you very much for your help:D

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