Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cocoa Beach, FL!
I use an RO/DI. I have to. My water is HORRID! Out of the tap is 3.0-3.5ppm of chloramines. No, I don't drink the water. It's a cheaper alternative to make water with the system than trying to add enough Prime to lock up that much chloramine.
I reconstitute my water using Equilibrium and baking soda. The baking soda to raise the PH to whatever I want 6.5 for the bettas, 7.0 for the rest of the tanks. I only use 1/4 of recommended Equilibrium when I make new water.
For what it's worth, I have been doing this for 2 years at my current residence and have had no problems. Bear in mind, this is just me and my setup.
I woke up one morning and realized my living room turned into a fish store!!! HELP!!!!