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water quality...?

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if i have a fowlr tank do i have to get r/o water to start or can i use tap water...will the copper in the pipes hurt my live rock? and if it will what are some cheap alternatives to r/o water
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I don't know for sure but copper pipes might hurt the live rock, but I don't know because I used PVC on my tank. Did you but the R/O from a fish store? If you did call them and see if they know if it will hurt the LR. I used to have a FOWLR tank but now I'm all reef. I know it will hurt some if not all reefs, I did use copper pipes on my R/O for my reef and it killed several corals.
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