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What to add to RO water for Softwater tank?

Okay, I'm in the process of converting my 75g to full RO water. Reason being is I want to keep some of the softwater species.. erios, etc. Anyway, what does everyone add to their RO assuming you add stuff to it.


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I have no experience with RO, but I think just GH booster should be fine/normal... baking soda if you want to mess with the KH

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The easiest way is simply to cut the RO with a bit of tap water, provided there's nothing adverse in your supply. Mineral content and concentrations follow a linear scale, so if, say, your tap was 5 dKH and you wanted 1 dKH, then add one part tap to four parts RO...
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