Originally Posted by upinya
If you want a ph lower than 7 use discus buffer it will get you down to we're you want to be. Go to dr fosters.com They sell everything you need. You need to do some research for your self . Look up the buffers and r/o conditioners that I mentioned and read the directions. I didn't get a thing off a box I use r/o water on all my tanks I know what I'm talking about.
Another thing that I've tried. With no luck. Tested on a 5.5 gal
aquarium for 5 days with no different test results thru liquid and electronic tests.
The research I have done has yielded no answers, every ro
website I have emailed has given me a different response and will not tell me exactly what I can expect from a unit and what I will need to do with the treated water. Ex add a cup of acid buffer to get it to 6.0 and stay there for a week. Have talked to multiple lfs
and have gotten no where there either. All they want to do is sell me one or say I don't need it.
No one can tell me if its stable water rather then the 12-24hr spikes I get in my tap water. I understand that everyone's situation is different, but, the end result must be the same no mater what as everyone is putting water thru a similar system. Yeah most ppl use em for salt stuff but I need it for wild apistos/angels/discus.
One guy says I won't be able to get any hardness or pH readings from ro
Next website says I just need a ro
unit to get the water soft.
The last place says buy the biggest system you can.
Take my tap water to a place to have it double checked, and so they see what the parameters are and they just say its fine. What? No. Answer my question! One place actually said I had 0 hardness, and 3 TDS
. On water out of my tap that I tested before I left my house with it and had readings of moderately hard and 350-400 TDS
This is the run around I have been getting for the last 6 months while I have been looking at ro
systems. Hence why I don't have one. No one will say, yes, it will work and do what you are looking to accomplish.
See where the utter anger and frustration comes from?