i dont use it but i have a question about distilled water. i seen on many post here that alot of people use distilled water from there local supermarket. when i had my 55g up and running i had to buy distilled water to keep it running. lol too much money for the other stuff. but i ran into a problem with using distilled. and it got very frustrating. i could not keep my dkh
up. it always fell after i added buffers to boost it up. it would rise to about 8-11dkh and then fall in 24 hrs. inwitch my PH was affected and fall to about 7.2-7.4 a very light green on my PH water test kit. and we all know that makes fish stress out the rise and fall of PH.
so i suffered through that for about a year trying to figure out how i could fix the problem. i cant tell u how many books i got and questions i asked. finally i had some one tell me. distilled water dont have all the electrolights that say spring water has. that helps hold the water to a certain dkh
. he told me switch to a natural spring water. and see how that goes. it did help some but still could not keep my PH at 8.0-8.2
i might be way off here. but its what i went through. and to this day i still have never figure out my problem. so i buy the water in a box stuff off line or at my not so local fish store. its Great stuff i love it.
but if i could get some help with the distilled water i might start a 5 or 10g up and try it on that to see how it works again.