Starting tank with RO

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by Franske, 12 Oct 2008.

  1. Franske

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    Guys is it really necasery to start a tank with ro or can you fill it with normal water and after a week or two just adjust the parameters and then top up with ro when you get livestock,or wil filling up with normal water give long term problems
     
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  3. Jaak

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    Filling up with normal water will give you long term algea problems... Please try to fill up with ro & salt or NSW.
     
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    I Would go for RO Water! Like Jaak Sead Tap Water will
    give you some Algea Problems later on!
     
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    Never use tap water, R/O or natural salt water is the ONLY way to go, there are so many nasties in tap water, you will do long term damage to your tank.
     
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    My own opinion is it doesn't matter for the first fill. There after R.O. is a must.
    Having said that I know of people who have never used R.O. Never seen their tanks though!
     
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