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my well water - do I need RO?

I'm in the planning stages of my first planted tank (90 gal) and I got out all my test kits and tested my well water. This is what I came up with:

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
Phosphate: 0
KH: 3.8
PH: 7.4

I am hoping to keep rams, cardinal tetras, cory cats, maybe hatchets, and otos. Is there anything else I should test for? I have an RO unit from my saltwater days at our previous house where our well water was terrible, but do I still need it? The parameters here look pretty good to me, and it would be soooo much easier to do water changes without having to store RO water!

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You could test for gh, but those parameters look just fine to me. I don't think you'd have any trouble

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You want at least 2 or 3 degrees GH to grow plants, otherwise you will need to add calcium and magnesium. Probably you are fine.
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