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post #1 of 5 Old 07-21-2006, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-23-2006, 11:53 AM
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YES use r/o water
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-24-2006, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. What is r/o water?
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-26-2006, 12:05 PM
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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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post #5 of 5 Old 07-31-2006, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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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!

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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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