Fresh Water RO ?
I have a 90G Planted tank w/ a 20G sump filter, C02 & 10G ATO, automatically dosed with GLA PPS-Pro fertilizers (Plantex CSM + B, Potassium Nitrate, Mono Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate)
I was shopping parts at BRS to put together a three stage chloramine filter to plumb my municipal water supply directly to the ATO tank, and thus avoid pre-treating and lugging jugs of water from the kitchen. The parts quickly added up to the cost of the entry level BRS 4 Stage 75GPD RO/DI system, not to mention a trip to the home center for fittings and the effort to put it all together.
RO/DI is not the direction I was going. If RO/DI water goes into a FW Planted tank, and the GLA fertilizers are dosed at the appropriate level, will the water contain all the minerals and elements the fish and plants need to thrive? Or is something else needed, or is RO/DI simply not appropriate for FW planted tanks?
90g Tall, Satellite+ Pro 48", Substrate Heat, Trigger Systems Emerald Sump, Co2 w/ GLA GRO Regulator
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