I have nearly been given a green light on my FW
conversion of the 46 gal
bowfront tank (yeah!)
And I have seen several posts mention the use of RO
water exclusively for water changes etc. Is that completely necessary? Or would you recommend it in my case?
I have good mountain spring water collected from underground springs. It is fairly hard water with a pH of about 8.0 and it has been a while since I tested the GH
but I think the KH
was 7 and the GH
11 last time I checked it.
It is perfectly good water with no chemical additives. My FW
fish and planted tanks are all thriving. I know SW
is different but how critical is it to have RO
water and what would be the major reasons to do so?
Incase it makes a difference the tank will be FOWLR
at first with a future upgrade to reef down the road.
Anyone who can shed some light on this water thing will be much appreciated. I just like to understand "why" I guess before I just assume that I need something.
Thanks a bunch!