|02-23-2013 08:58 PM|
|02-23-2013 08:45 PM|
I used RO for a while.
Ran the RO into several garbage cans then topped off with tap water.
The garbage cans were on wheels, so moving them around the house was not a problem.
Rubbermaid Brute, and I have the 32 gallon and the 44 gallon sizes. Easier to move when half full, then I use a garden hose connected to a shower to top them off when they are in the room with the tanks.
When the RO unit died (it was very old) I gave up. My tap water is fairly soft, but the Rams wanted the RO before they would breed. Cardinal Tetras prefer the softer water, too.
One of my customers kept sea horses and used a portable RO unit to start making the water for them. He had several tanks with breeding pairs.
|02-20-2013 02:29 PM|
How do you "store" your water?
Also I thought it uses 4x the water to make, thus to get 75g of r/o water, u need 300g of reg water?
Can you further explain the process?
|02-19-2013 09:11 PM|
|02-19-2013 05:31 PM|
What do you mean you "Can't" do R/O? I plan to use R/O for a 220 gallon discuss tank, in addition to my planted 55. An R/O unit will produce 75 gallons of pure water per day. The total amount of aquarium water would be increased by another 20% or so, by "remineralizing" your RO water with some tap water. If you already have established tanks, you do not want to change the water completely to the remineralized RO water all at once anyways. You need to do gradually to avoid shocking the fish and plants. Just remember that you need to remineralize RO water by adding some tap water back into it, or by using something like GH Booster from GLA, and adding Baking Soda to raise your KH.
www.bulkreefsupply.com is a great place to purchase RO units. You can buy one of their stock items or design it yourself. Ships within 24 hours. Great customer service as well.
|02-19-2013 05:28 PM|
|sarahspins||You can usually buy it at your LFS.. or you can set up your own filter. They're not that expensive or difficult to install.|
|02-19-2013 05:18 PM|
|Xalyx||Where do people even buy RO water from|
|02-19-2013 05:13 PM|
Can't do RO I have 2 55gs and a 30g
Purigen keeps it clear, very
Fish are doing well.
Plants are just "there" with little or no growth
|02-19-2013 04:23 PM|
My water isn't quite that bad, but I routinely measure my tap at 17˚KH and 20-22˚GH
I always laugh a bit to myself when I see someone describe their 6-7˚ GH water as "hard"
RO water is your friend
|02-19-2013 03:52 PM|
Re: Kh 26 GH 29
Doesn't it make seeing the fish a little difficult?
|02-19-2013 03:36 PM|
I use R/O water. A lot of R/O water.
|02-19-2013 03:00 PM|
I don't know. The chart stops at 12 drops, I used the API KH/GH tester.
It took 26 drops on the KH and 29 for the GH.
|02-19-2013 02:30 AM|
|02-19-2013 02:15 AM|
|UDGags||ummmm.....How did you measure those numbers?|
|02-19-2013 02:10 AM|
|Zorfox||WOW! The good news is you could probably bottle it as a GH booster|
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