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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I know enough not to chase pH but I have a few concerns with my water parameters. I have a new moderately planted high light tank with co2 injection, first time with co2, and I'm using ada aquasoil ver2 for the first time. The aquasoil is buffering my pH down to about 5.5. I've been trying to...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hey everyone, Ive decided to buy an ro system and will need to re mineralize the water. Ive heard that there are a few ways to do this; what would you suggest, something pre mixed like sachem equilibrium or a custom mix of nutrients / minerals. thanks in advance.
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So I've been looking at getting an RO unit for a while now, and seeing very good units from a site for $100 I'm inclined to move on it. Once its set up and putting out RO/DI water, how do I remineralize it? what do I use? If using only RO/DI water in a tank, then can I use an inert substrate...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, My L.A. County tapwater is very hard (8dKH, 12dGH), alkaline (pH=8++), has recently been turning in about 20ppm of Nitrates, 0.5ppm of phosphates and God-knows-how-much of silicates. With fishload, even with a planted tank, I'm finding it difficult to maintain 40ppm of NO3 (API test), so my...
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