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Evaporation Top Off?

Do you need to do evaporation top-offs with pure non-tap water so minerals and salts don't accumulate? For some reason I had the idea in my head that you did but I think I may have just been recalling information from reef aquarium books I read...
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Right...you do that with a SW tank...FW...just add conditioned tap water.
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if you're doing regular water changes, it isn't an issue. topping up water without ever doing water changes will cause a gradual increase in hardness, but it isn't an issue like it is in SW.

i do top ups with regular water and a weekly water change. i don't even add anything to the water i use for top ups either.

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Oh wow, good to know then. Thank you!
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Yep, if your doing at least biwekly water changes you should be fine but if you have really hard tap water then it would be wise to use ro or distilled water for top offs.


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Plants will consume the elements in the water too. I have 2 low tech tanks where I only top off (tap water), maybe water changes every 3 months. The water in those tanks are softer, more acidic than the tap water.

You guys are thinking of non-planted tanks.


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