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9 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

What were the other two players?

Favia and an Acro. 

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Few pics:

 

yellow sponge

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Hermit 

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Nemo!

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Favia up close

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Cup Coral

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Sponge on Sponge

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One of the Fat Boys

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Also, today marks the first day of the tap water experiment. I will begin by using top off water from the tap and then slowly work my way up to the water change water. 
 

 

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Nano sapiens
15 minutes ago, WV Reefer said:

Also, today marks the first day of the tap water experiment. I will begin by using top off water from the tap and then slowly work my way up to the water change water. 

 

This will be interesting and it has certainly worked for some.  Success is largely dependent not only on the TDS level of the municipal water supply, but the consistency over the course of the year (some areas have widely varying TDS depending on the time of year and the switching of water supply sources).

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Just now, Nano sapiens said:

This will be interesting and it has certainly worked for some.  Success is largely dependent not only on the TDS level of the municipal water supply, but the consistency over the course of the year (some areas have widely varying TDS depending on the time of year and the switching of water supply sources).

I’ve been thinking about it for awhile and decided to just go for it. Starting slow will allow me to quickly make changes if things go south. If I don’t try it I will always be thinking “what if”.  

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spectra

whats the TDS in your local water ?

 

mine comes in at over 100 so dont even think I would try.............

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4 minutes ago, spectra said:

whats the TDS in your local water ?

 

mine sines in at over 100 so dont even think I would try.............


 this morning it was 203 straight from the tap

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spectra
5 minutes ago, WV Reefer said:


 this morning it was 203 straight from the tap

Holy TDS batman...............

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2 minutes ago, spectra said:

Holy TDS batman...............

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debbeach13

Are you going to start using tap in 1 tank or all of them?

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WV Reefer
6 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

Are you going to start using tap in 1 tank or all of them?

I’m starting in the 12 gallon first and then Ill go from there.  No need to ruin them all if it goes badly. 😄
 

It will be small amounts at first as I only top off maybe a half gallon a week in this tank. After I see how that goes, I’ll slowly start to incorporate it into my water change water. 

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Wonderboy

Curious if you plan to treat for chlorine removal? I know for sure my tap initially has too much for anything.

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StinkyBunny
3 hours ago, WV Reefer said:

I’m starting in the 12 gallon first and then Ill go from there.  No need to ruin them all if it goes badly. 😄
 

It will be small amounts at first as I only top off maybe a half gallon a week in this tank. After I see how that goes, I’ll slowly start to incorporate it into my water change water. 

What I would do is run it through GFO to make sure there's no phosphate in it. My old friend Mich NEVER uses RO/DI water, he treats with Poly filters and GFO, that's all. He has a 700g tank that is amazing.

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kimberbee
10 hours ago, spectra said:

Holy TDS batman...............

My well water comes out at 750. 🤷‍♀️

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spectra
1 minute ago, kimberbee said:

My well water comes out at 750. 🤷‍♀️

holy shit...........surprised algae isnt coming out of the little one :lol: maybe it is.............those diapers contain scary things...............

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ECLS Reefer
11 hours ago, spectra said:

whats the TDS in your local water ?

 

mine comes in at over 100 so dont even think I would try.............

That's low here. my TDS is 400-500. I told you our water is disgusting.

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StinkyBunny
1 hour ago, kimberbee said:

My well water comes out at 750. 🤷‍♀️

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, can you chew your water? I guess I don't realize how good my well is, 140TDS on a bad day, 50TDS regularly and I can clean most of that up before it hits the RO unit.

 

If I were you and you have a water heater I would drain it out every 6 months. That swirling sediment is what does in heaters.

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WV Reefer
2 hours ago, kimberbee said:

My well water comes out at 750. 🤷‍♀️

 

1 hour ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

That's low here. my TDS is 400-500. I told you our water is disgusting.

My water seems like a fresh mountain stream compared to those numbers. 😄

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39 minutes ago, StinkyBunny said:

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, can you chew your water? I guess I don't realize how good my well is, 140TDS on a bad day, 50TDS regularly and I can clean most of that up before it hits the RO unit.

 

If I were you and you have a water heater I would drain it out every 6 months. That swirling sediment is what does in heaters.

Yeah that regularly happens in our neighborhood. I'm so glad ours in in the garage and not in the attic like many people's

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On 9/29/2019 at 8:34 AM, Nano sapiens said:

This will be interesting and it has certainly worked for some.  Success is largely dependent not only on the TDS level of the municipal water supply, but the consistency over the course of the year (some areas have widely varying TDS depending on the time of year and the switching of water supply sources).

Your water company may do specific treatments for this or that (storm overflows - more bleach;  downstream leaks - more phosphate to plug it; etc) and it'd be worth asking them about any stuff like that which might be predictable.  (They can't predict the non-predictable stuff...which may be a concern too.)

 

Very interesting experiment! 🙂 

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DSFIRSTSLTWATER
20 hours ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

That's low here. my TDS is 400-500. I told you our water is disgusting.

Wow, I though my water was bad at right around 280ish

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kimberbee
19 hours ago, StinkyBunny said:

If I were you and you have a water heater I would drain it out every 6 months. That swirling sediment is what does in heaters.

Don't worry, we do. And the people who lived here before us must have done the same. It's in really good shape for as old as it is. We'll be preemptively replacing it soon. 💵

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ECLS Reefer
4 hours ago, StinkyBunny said:

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Oh same here.

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WV Reefer

two corals I don’t have many pics of in this thread:

 

Green Stylocoeniella 

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Platygyra .........finally spreading out. 

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Ratvan
9 hours ago, WV Reefer said:

two corals I don’t have many pics of in this thread:

 

Green Stylocoeniella 

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Wow, what the hell is this gorgeous thing? LPS?

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