My water is pretty rough here. Ph is 8.8 out of the tap with a KH
of 71.6ppm (4 drops) and a GH
of 268. Ppm
or (15 drops). I believe the list time I checked TDS
it was around 300.
The water here comes from a river that travels through a bunch of limestone and has a lot of fertilizer runoff.
I've had a planted tank in the past and had a large amount of Algae issues (in fact all my tanks have algae issues)
I really want to do a planted Tank again. This time I'd like to buy an RO
unit and make RO
water for the tank.
I have some blue dream shrimp that are surviving in this water now but they do not seem to be breeding :-(.
Does anyone have any advice for an additive to add to the RO
water to increase the KH
and some way to get the PH maybe a little lower but still stable?
I've aged and aerated water here before but the PH still stays pretty close to 8.