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04-08-2011, 02:45 PM
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Good idea, get a RODI and stop buying the natural sea water. Thats stuffs expensive and in the end you come out spending more then you would if you just purcahse and rodi unit
 
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04-08-2011, 03:20 PM
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Good idea, get a RODI and stop buying the natural sea water. Thats stuffs expensive and in the end you come out spending more then you would if you just purcahse and rodi unit
That's what I was thinking too. It costs $20 at my LFS for only 4 1/2 gallons so I have to buy 2. My tank is 30g so I usually do water changes every other week (every week since the break out) of 5 gallons of the sea water.

I was wondering, should I purchase the unit from a local company in my area (link listed below) or just get one online from Dr. Foster's & Smith Aquatics. I've never had to do this so I'm unsure on what is best.

https://www.jaysoncompany.com/servic...ification.html

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04-08-2011, 03:41 PM
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Air water and ice is pretty cheap
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04-08-2011, 04:27 PM
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Air water and ice is pretty cheap
Sorry, I'm new to this and I don't know what you mean by air water and ice. Could you elaborate a little more.

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04-08-2011, 04:39 PM
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Just as a general rule id bring that temp up to 78ish
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04-08-2011, 04:45 PM
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Sorry, I'm new to this and I don't know what you mean by air water and ice. Could you elaborate a little more.

Thank you.

air water and ice is a vendor here. they have a promo code you can use its 10% off for being a MR member plus free shipping code aswell. check out there page under market place for the details.

https://www.manhattanreefs.com/forum/...-shipping.html

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Just as a general rule id bring that temp up to 78ish
Whenever I do water changes with the distilled or sea water from the LFS I always heat it up to 74 (which is what my tank is at). This way I don't shock my fish or inverts.

Is that what you meant?
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04-08-2011, 04:49 PM
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General temperature for a reef tank is 78-79 degrees. With an all in one tank im surprised you maintain a temp of 74 degrees

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04-08-2011, 04:50 PM
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Depending on what type of fish you may add in the future your current temp may be too low

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air water and ice is a vendor here. they have a promo code you can use its 10% off for being a MR member plus free shipping code aswell. check out there page under market place for the details.
See, I knew I was ignorant at this. I only set up this tank in January and it's my first SW tank. I have a FW tank that has been thriving for 10 years.

Since my tank is only 30g, do you have any idea where can I get a small RO/DI system that won't break the bank. The one's that I have seen are for 50gpd and I really don't need that much since I only do 5g water changes a week or 10g every other week. I asked my LFS and they said that distilled water is just fine for my use, but then another person at the same store said that RO is better (but they don't sell it, whatever). That is why I'm so confused about the whole distilled vs. RO/DI situation.

Thanks for the info, I really appreciate it since I'm new to this hobby.
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Tank Info:
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Lighting 2x55W T5 Power Compact/10,000k55W/Actinic 55W/Blue LED 4
Circulation Pumps 2x146gph
Skimmer 100gph
Heater Wattage 150W
Mechanical filter/Biological Filtration active surface area(1,200 sq ft/gal)
Activated Carbon 7oz
Livestock Info:
1 clown~2 Pajama Cardinals~1 Chocolate Chip Star~Cleaner Crew/22lb. rock/22lb. substrate/20lb. live sand
 

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