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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-21-2008, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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mixing ro water and tap water

tap water=
gh 150-300
kh 180-300
ph 8.4

ro water=
gh 0
kh 0-40
ph 6ish

i did a 50% water change with ro water and it brought my tank down to=
gh 75ish
kh 120
ph 7.2

my question is when i do future water changes can i keep mixing the tap and ro water to keep my tank where it is at?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-21-2008, 02:52 AM
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Yes, you can mix tap and ro to create whatever parameters you prefer. It will just take a little bit of math or experimenting to figure out the ratio of tap to ro that will give you those parameters. Also, don't forget to dechlorinate this mix (I'm sure this is obvious, but I forgot once. Luckily nothing bad happened, as it was a smaller WC)

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