Planted tank Problem
A couple months ago, I started a planted 46 Gal. Tank. When I first started it, I filled it with RO Water. I really haven't had alot of luck with plants, so I thought maybe the RO filter took all the minerals out of the water. After looking around on some web sites, I thought maybe Seachem's EQUILIBRIUM might help. I also ordered a API GH & KH Hardness Test Kit. After taking a couple readings, I got 3 for dKH and above 214.8 for ppm KH/GH. The ppm KH/GH went of the top of the chart, so I really don't know how high it went, but I know there chart went to 12 drops and I had to use 17 drops. Can anybody tell me what these readings mean? What should I do next to improve my water for my plants. I also checked the ppm KH/GH coming out of my RO unit and it was around 35.8. Will this Equilibrium help my tank any?