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TDS question

I just received my AP-1 TDS meter with calibration fluid. I calibrated it to make sure all was good (was off a little). So here is my question. What would you use?

RO water was 4ppm
RO w/shrimp mineral supplement was 180ppm
Right out of the faucet was 126ppm (measured 3 different days).

Do I save money and hassle of using RO water/mineralization and just use my tap water? Or keep using the RO water? Thanks
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If your keeping shrimp without a doubt use the RO. That way you'll know where 99% of those tds' came from.


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If your keeping shrimp without a doubt use the RO. That way you'll know where 99% of those tds' came from.
Yep keeping shrimp. I will follow your advice just wanted to make sure I wasn't wasting my time and money. thanks
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