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Old 01-25-2005, 03:37 PM   #1
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General levels and RO/DI ?

So I got my RO/DI unit and it is working grate but is brings up more questions,,,


I have a 90g FW NO cillids/planted, and a 30g SW FOWLR and small reef.

I have been told that I need to add stuff to my water now.


In a two part answer one for the fresh one for the SW what about the following questions.

What do I need to add that the RO/DI is removing, what should I be adding anyway. Should I get a master test kit, what other test do I need to get, what should my levels be at. Such as ( temp, salinity, ph, calcium, etc)


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for SW just your salt should give you the necessary elements. For FW I do not know.
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For saltwater you need to add nothing. If you want to mix the RO water with Kalk as a calcium supplment when you do your top offs thats fine. The only thing you need to add is salt mix and thats only when your adding water after a water change. For the FW tanks you might need to add something to boost the PH since RO water will have a nutural PH.
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what are the "necessary elements"
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mostly things that contribute to water hardness - calcium carbonate, magnesium...stuff you'd find in any commercial RO buffer product.
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