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Zero Water vs RO water for shrimp

So I just picked up a zero water purification thing for college and it comes with a tds meter. It read the water at 0.00 tds. Would this be okay for shrimp or is it a different situation for shrimp? Idk I believe it would work but just curious what my fellow forum members think...
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No. Water needs minerals in it

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Well I know that. I have the fluval stuff until I can buy the salty shrimp but I mean will this suffice as good as RO water. Haha I forgot to mention that in the entry
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Sure, as long as you add back the minerals. RO is just slightly less pure, like 1 or 2 %.
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Yeah but can't you use that water to replenish evaporation water?
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Sure, as long as you add back the minerals. RO is just slightly less pure, like 1 or 2 %.
So are you saying zero water is better?
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Well I know that. I have the fluval stuff until I can buy the salty shrimp but I mean will this suffice as good as RO water. Haha I forgot to mention that in the entry
Oh, then yes of course.





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Yeah but can't you use that water to replenish evaporation water?
Yes but you wanna keep hardness and such the same.

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