I'm going to have no choice but use RO if I really want them.
In addition, I just spent about $45 buying this PPS Ferts from GLA. Well, if I have to make RO water for water changes, I'll be damned if I'm going to do 50% water changes every week.
This means I bought the PPS for nothing. Based on what I'm reading, not many fish can tolerate GH this high.
One of you suggested using Prime. I thought Prime was for treating chlorinated water. I am going to contact our municipal water tomorrow and see what they have to say about it.
I think for now I would have to agree with AbbeysDad and just use 50/50 RO/tap and then investigate this ammonia issue.
I know I have chlorine in the water. Can that cause water to test positive for ammonia?
suggested 50/50 R/O & tap. That should work.
PPS methods are not claimed to need 50% weekly water changes.
PPS Pro method here = https://sites.google.com/site/aquati...r/home/pps-pro
EI claims a 50% weekly WC.
How were the ferts bought for nothing, EI or PPS the compounds are the same.
Feed fish, feed plants.
If you do a 50% WC that may be a day for possibly extra ferts.
Prime can be used to detoxify NH3 every 48 hours in a 5x dose.
Prime can also show false positive of about .25ppm of NH3 for 24 hours @ regular dose.
All mentioned by others here.
I use 2 drops per gallon on all tap water going into aquarium.
Future: 50/50 WC's with R/O are done by many. Read the bottle of Prime or visit Seachem site. PPS link provided has a wealth
of information even if you choose a different fert regime.
Regarding ammonia(NH3), after your tank is cycled before adding fish
test a water change with tap, enough BB should bring down .5ppm of NH3 in a few hours.