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Hi all, and a few questions

So i am new to The Planted Tank. Great site btw. Ill tell you a little about myself first. I live in Tucson,AZ. I have been in the aquarium hobby for a little over 11 years. I have had freshwater all 11 years and have had a sw for about 1 year. This is the link to my reef-
http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...owtopic=146434

So i am not a noob on fish keeping. I used to breed angels and new world cichlids. I used to have a semi-planted 10 gallon nano about 5 years ago. Now i have come to this site cuz i want to re construct my tank. Any opinions will be appreciated.

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Nice reef.

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Welcome to TPT, pull up a monitor
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Already planned to. LOL

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Welcome Giolz! Always nice to see some new faces. Enjoy the forums.


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I have a question about water quality. In my reef i use RO/DI cuz it is very pure. In my past fw tanks i have used tap water with prime. But my past tanks havent been fully planted just a plant or few in each tank. Now that i want to do a fully planted tank, can i still use tap water with prime and maybe let it stabilize 24hours or should i use an RO mixture with tap?

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Yes, you can use tap + Prime for most FW applications.

If you want soft water plants (some species like Tonina sp.) then you might have to use RO, but it depends on how hard your tap water is. Also some fish need to be kept in certain hardness ranges...but in general, tap + Prime works beautifully.
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Thanks. I thought tap+prime would be good but i needed a confirmation.
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Thanks. I thought tap+prime would be good but i needed a confirmation.


Just do some quick research on the plants and livestock you want to keep to make sure they'll do well in your tap water.
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Well i have kept a lot of fish in my tap and they did great. I have lots of time so i do a lot of wc on my tanks. Usually 2 per week or more. I just need to know how some of my plants will do. I was planning on anubias nana, valisneria, crypts, and some ground cover. Right now ill start with easier plants and go on from there.
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FWIW that plant list is preety easy and a great start for almost any water conditions.


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