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75 gallon good size?

Nancy

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Then you'd have to have your well water tested, or maybe you've already done that.

Someone else was searching for RO/DI water and found it, or at least RO water in some common stores - I think it was Walmart. You've have to see what the label on their jugs says - how it was purified.

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Mike D

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will it say RO or DI purified right on the bottle?

also i have a filter with dual bio wheels on it think it an emporor filter? it hangs ont eh back of the tank.. will i be able to use this for a filter if i get another one of those? it is rated for a bigger tank.. plus i will have a protein skimmer on it as well.

the filter is the Marineland Emperor 400 Filter System.. also if this will work what is teh easiest way to make it escape proof since there is a part of teh filter that hangs into the cage?
 

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Where do you live in Mass.? You might be able to go down to the Cape and find some stuff. It's closer and the water is warmer, so you don't have to worry about the crabs dying from stress because the water is slightly warmer. Since your parents only go up to Maine in the summer, do you have a food source during the winter? Just something to think about (easily I'm sure).

And the RO water, I personally think it's easiest and less of a headache to just buy an RO unit. You don't have to lug around 5-gallon containers 5 times each in order for you to make seawater. And in case of an emergency, during a time when your supplyer is closed lets say, you don't have to worry about getting water. Just my 2 cents.
 

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In answer to your first question, the water is marked "Reverse Osmosis" and "Deionized" usually - we refer to RO and DI.

And, you can buy the RO and RO/DI units on the web, from the big aquarium suppliers. I know that Kent Marine makes them, for instance. Be sure to get one for aquariums. But there may be one problem - water pressure. People here in Dallas are advised to run their units at night, when water pressure is greatest. And waste water is produced as well, that you can use on the garden.

Nancy
 

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