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Old 05-03-2022, 08:34 PM
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i remember a while back i tested our tap water with a tds meter and it read ~10ppm. ever since then i’ve been using tap water and seachem prime and i’ve never had any major problems. sure every now and then i’ll have some algae but i just assume it’s from over feeding or lack of water changes. i’ve never had any long term problems doing it this way but recently i’ve started a new tank and plan to go sps dominate. should i get an ro/di system?
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Old 05-03-2022, 08:37 PM
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also i donít know if this makes a difference but my house is newly built (less then a year) so i think the water pipes should be clean right?
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Old 05-03-2022, 09:31 PM
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also i donít know if this makes a difference but my house is newly built (less then a year) so i think the water pipes should be clean right?
The water pipes should all be made from plastic and be crimped connections.
So you are better off than the ones in my house, copper with leaded solder connections.
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Old 05-04-2022, 03:50 PM
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RO/DI is a PITA but well worth it.

I live in Coquitlam with some of the cleanest tap water on the planet but I still can't beat HA when I use tap water.

Especially over time.
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