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Today I noticed after a 50% WC with RO water my fish have started gasping for air at the top of the water! This is a first! I do use seachem equilibrium when I am making RO water. I usually just add RO water but donít do a drip acclimation. Am I missing something or doing it totally wrong?! Any help. Thanks

On my other tank I see no fish doing this! So it is a bit weird to see in my main tank!

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Do you have a TDS tester?


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Do you have a TDS tester?
Yes, I do! TDS after water change was 180ish.
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Do you have any surface agitation or bubbler in the stored RO water?

If not dissolved oxygen may be low, which will cause a quick reaction by fish.


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Yes, I do! TDS after water change was 180ish.
The actual value is not as important as the rate of change. Large sudden changes can stress the fish.


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Do you have any surface agitation or bubbler in the stored RO water?

If not dissolved oxygen may be low, which will cause a quick reaction by fish.
Yes, I have the RO water sitting in containers. So it’s prob low oxygen!

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Yes, I do! TDS after water change was 180ish.
The actual value is not as important as the rate of change. Large sudden changes can stress the fish.
Yes, that is prob the problem! Any way to fix this problem?

Thank you!
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Sitting water is not good, it needs aeration. Also, temperature should be the same as the aquarium water. And for the TDS you can keep it consistent with the Seachem Equilibrium amount if it is all you are adding to the RO water.


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I run an air stone and heater overnight before water goes in my tanks.


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Sitting water is not good, it needs aeration. Also, temperature should be the same as the aquarium water. And for the TDS you can keep it consistent with the Seachem Equilibrium amount if it is all you are adding to the RO water.
Ok. Got it! I’ll add aeration the day before I do a WC. Thank you!

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