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Mixing RO/tap and fertalizers

Hello! My tap water is liquid rock. Hardness is literally off the scale, and my TDS are always 500+. I'm mixing RO water right now with a very small amount of tap water to get my TDS around 150.

My question is, should I be adding trace fertilizers, such as Equlibrium or Plantex csm+b, as well? Or is the tap water adding enough for the plants as it is? Should I just give up on the mixing RO/tap and just go straight RO and remineralize it? Thanks for any help!

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As proportion of RO water you use is already high, I'd rather go remineralizing RO water route, without addition of tap water. This way you'll know what is in your water and can achieve any water parameters you wish.
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As proportion of RO water you use is already high, I'd rather go remineralizing RO water route, without addition of tap water. This way you'll know what is in your water and can achieve any water parameters you wish.
Thanks for the suggestion. I know a lot of people use specific stuff made for fancy shrimp. I'm not keeping any shrimp, just cories and rasboras. Any suggestions on a remineralizer that would be good for a planted tank? Thanks!

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I'm using GLA Ultimate GH Booster: The Ultimate GH Booster | Green Leaf Aquariums
And Potassium Bicarbonate to add a bit of KH: https://nuts.com/cookingbaking/leave...carbonate.html
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