Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Missouri united states
But my thinking is once I determined what the TDS were by mid week, or end of week with all of the afore mentioned contributer's being present,(that I add directly? indirectly)then this might lead me to consider either feeding/stocking less or change more water.
I cannot see where TDS meter would be needed on regular basis once you know what you have by week's end and normal tank operation's,stocking,feeding's,fertilizer's,etc.
If one see's that the target TDS they wish for are achieved with say once weekly water change of 35 to 50 % ,then the meter would not seem as useful unless sudden changes are made to the system No?
I just do not believe that everyone is aware of just what all affect's TDS so maybe if they use it to induce water change (how else might you lower it? Trick question), then the TDS meter might serve them till they wise up.
Bout everything we add to ,or that which is produced in the aquarium as a result of that which was/is added ,affect's the TDS once in solution or dissolved.
Even tap water.