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Michael 07-21-2006 09:04 AM

Replacing evaporating water
 
When the water evaporates, the salt stays in so the salt level gets more concentrated. Should I be replacing the water as it evaporates? I've heard conflicting things.

Thanks!

keith burns 07-23-2006 10:53 AM

YES use r/o water

Michael 07-24-2006 10:41 AM

Thanks. What is r/o water?

Jazmine 07-26-2006 11:05 AM

Reverse Osmosis which means that it's distilled water being added to the saltwater to equal out the minerals and salt in the saltwater. That's the easiest way I can explain it but here is a site to explain it in detail.

http://www.algone.com/reverse_osmosis.htm

Michael 07-31-2006 08:54 AM

Thank you Jazmine! We ended up using tap water to replace the water but we put in drops of... I forget what it is called... to make the water suitable to be added to the tank. The fish seem to be doing just fine. It's been almost a month. I think we can move on from damsels and get bigger fish soon!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jazmine
Reverse Osmosis which means that it's distilled water being added to the saltwater to equal out the minerals and salt in the saltwater. That's the easiest way I can explain it but here is a site to explain it in detail.

http://www.algone.com/reverse_osmosis.htm



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