Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: water additive

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    284

    Question water additive

    Hello All,

    For additive in our water do we need some and what's hot or not

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Senior Member ALRHA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    2,842
    If you are using RO/DI (as you should be) just add salt (Aquarium Salt that is)
    Albert
    My Photos

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    284
    I am not using an RO/DI system there is no chlorine in my water, I have Well at my place

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    100
    I would recommend at least getting an RO unit. There are alot of other trace minerals esp in well water that can be harmful to your tank. ie. copper. Also there will be dissolved organic matter in the water which will promote unwanted algae growth in your tank. An RO unit will remove 99% of all contaminants from your water giving you excellent water quality to begin with. The DI process is usefull but in alot of cases unneccessary. IMO.

    If you feel your water is clean enough, you will not need to add anything other than salt to the mix, using at least some carbon filtration in your tank would be beneficial in this case.

Similar Threads

  1. Bottled Water vs. Dechlorinated Tap Water
    By SB24 in forum Just Getting Started
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-24-2010, 04:50 AM
  2. How shoul I prepare water for water changes
    By Dockery in forum Water Quality
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-26-2006, 06:20 PM
  3. Considering using 2 part additive...
    By reefsurfer in forum Water Quality
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-01-2006, 09:06 PM
  4. DIY Calcium additive Canadian Style!
    By fishmonger in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-23-2004, 09:47 AM
  5. 180 gallon additive question (your recipe)
    By JeffD in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-16-2003, 05:15 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •