Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Indianapolis, IN
I have been using RO mixed with a little bit of tap water, for about 4 months now. My tap water is really hard, and has a lot of other bad things in it, this is why I mix. I have yet to get the right formula for everything, and still have string algae problems in my 20 gallon. I know there are products from companies like Kent for RO water stabilizer. Here are my questions:
1) What are ideal levels for everything, trace, iron, PH, KH, GH, etc. I need to retest my tap water and see if it’s acceptable to use more of.
2) If I stick with just RO water what it a good formula of stuff to add. Like Kent products. I know it is all about balance, but I have yet to find that.
I am asking here, because I hope that someone else uses RO water... and also I know the LFS will just try to sell me something.