- Apr 13, 2021
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- Lawrenceburg, KY
I don’t see why you people get so offended when other people don’t take your advice. You aren’t always right you know.It’s been spelled out for you in great detail. I think maybe what you’re not understanding is that in reef keeping, choices you make today can have far reaching, long term consequences. Seemingly minor mistakes or things that you think won’t matter can snowball and start a chain reaction that can end in disaster. Using tap water may or may not have long term consequences, but the likelihood that it will is high enough that choosing to do so, knowing what the consequences could be, is irresponsible and careless.
And the most baffling part, is that the only real reason you filled your tank with tap water is because you were too impatient to wait. You keep talking about how limited you are by budget, but then just waste 29 gallons worth of salt so you can look at an empty tank with a plastic anemone in it. Any head start you may get on your cycle (which is negligible) is not worth the potential risk of using tap water. It just doesn’t make any sense.
I know you probably know more than me about SW, but that doesn’t mean you can get all offended when I don’t take your suggestions.
Reading the thread that was posted above, many many people said they had saltwater tanks in the past, that they used tap water in.
RO water seems to be the excepted standard in the hobby, but I don’t see any concrete rules on why I shouldn’t be using tap water, in a tank, with no livestock.
Would I ever setup a tank with livestock, using my tap water? Of course not! SW fish are a lot more susceptible to containment’s in the water, than freshwater fish are. But the tank has no livestock. Heck, it doesn’t even have anything alive in it.