oh yeah, the night before we closed we did a walk through with our realtor. I took my testing kit with me and tested the water. Olathe water (old house) was prestine water, we are now on Water One, and it's actually better water than Olathe. I had water one send me a water condition report.
Out of the tap, my gh is around 9, and kh about 6 drops. Beyond that I have not tested any further. I plan on sending in some soil samples of the back yard and tap water to see what I'm working with. I've been doing straight tap water changes without conditioner since we moved in, no issue and the fish actually look healthier. The 55g gets a 50% water change every 2-3 weeks, and I top off about a gallon, well with all the rain about every week now, during winter it was 2-3 gallons every 2 days.
Until I can figure out where and how to set up my r/o unit, I think I'm going to stick my 50g trashcan out in the back yard and collect some rain water. I have 300gph pond bump I can use to transfer the water to the tanks. If this were to be our forever home I would have zero issue cutting a few holes and running pvc from the garage storage area to the tanks. I have 1 water hook up at the front of the garage and 1 next to the back door on the patio. Neither are ideal locations for my r/o set up. I'm a bit scared to see the estimate to have one either relocated or an additional spout put in. The house has a whole house soft water system built into the storage area in the garage. It's currently not hooked up/working and I really don't care to mess with it. If I could figure out a way to remove it all, I would have plenty of space to make water, buy a longer pump hose and just pump from the garage. I just have to keep telling myself we have only been here since Feb, I have plenty of time for projects.
The move to a 90g will be a birthday present to myself in October. I turn the big 30! I have 2 canister filters I'm no longer using (eheim ecco pro and fluval 106) that were on the 29g, the 55g has a fluval 305 and 106, aqua clear 30 on it. If I need more filtration on the 90g I can run 4 filters on it lol.