I have an R/O system (20G, cycling about 30% per day) and plan to add Kent R/O Right, a hardness additive, to make up for the complete lack of minerals in the RO
water. Does anyone have experience with this?
Right now I am making several assumptions and they are probably wrong:
1. Very soft water will be best for my community tank. This is mainly based on my bad experiences with very hard water. Also I don't want to spend a fortune on R/O Right. Also, it is better to have a consistent water quality than a particular water quality.
2. The directions on the R/O Right bottle are crap. (Manufacturers usually tell you to add way too much, too frequently).
3. Some other people report success with 1/2 tsp per 10 gallons.
4. Because of the diffusion of the filtered water, cycling 10 gallons of water does not cycle 10 gallons worth of previously added R/O Right; instead, it cycles something less.
5. Good measurements of hardness are difficult to get (any tips? I am out of my league here).
I barely understand kGH/ppm
and all of that so any advice is greatly appreciated.