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PostSubject: Topping up water   Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:01 pm

Hi, I have a couple of open top tanks that lose water before a w/c is due. Should I use RO water alone to just top up ot the mix of ro/tap I normally use? There is no possibility of covering the tanks as this was all the advise I got elsewhere!
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PostSubject: Re: Topping up water   Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:04 am

I would suggest using RO water only. the water loss is from evopration and if you replace with tap water the salts will eventually build up... I made this mistake with my main tank and i was eventually forced to replace all of the gravel as the salts had leached into it something terrible!

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PostSubject: Re: Topping up water   Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:52 am

Doug wrote:
I would suggest using RO water only. the water loss is from evopration and if you replace with tap water the salts will eventually build up... I made this mistake with my main tank and i was eventually forced to replace all of the gravel as the salts had leached into it something terrible!

Thanks Doug, that was my thought but just wanted to be sure - had major water problems as been in plaster fot 2months and was impossible to change water!
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