Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Butler, Pennsylvania
So, just to update, this is more complicated than I originally thought it would be. I added the amount suggested of Equilibrium to about 40 gallons of RO water, and it raised my dGH higher than it should have according to my liquid API kit. So, now I have it at 9 dGH instead of the 6 I was aiming for...so I'm going to dilute that out a bit and hopefully bring it down where it needs to be. Same thing happened with my dKH with adding baking soda as well. Added 2 tsp to see where it would get me and I am at 5-6 dKH per the API liquid kit...was hoping for the 3-4 range. Subsequently, my pH is higher at around 7.8-8.0. So, I am hoping that pumping 25% down the drain and refilling with more RO will get me where I need to be approximately.
Also, do people usually aerate this before adding it to tanks?? I have a couple air stones going in it along with the heaters and pump.