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Old 02-20-2011, 03:20 AM   #1 
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Question RO water

Before I was under the impression that RO water is bad, but recently I learned that a lot of members use it.

Basically, is it okay to use? I have silicates in my tap... this means diatoms in my tank no matter what, and we have an RO filter thingy. The PH from that thing is 6.8, while my current PH is 8.2. I'll be adding aquasafe.... and, if necessary, any other things to add nutrients (only if I HAVE to, and I mean things like baking soda, etc.) I have plants, and I don't know if this adds nutrients or not, but I'll also have a soil like substrate full of plant nutrients.

I'll be adding neon tetras (MAYBE) and pygmy cories. I want to use RO water so bad... I hate these diatoms

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Old 02-20-2011, 04:10 AM   #2 
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Or maybe one of these kind of things that supposedly remove silicates?

http://www.amazon.com/Seachem-189-Ph...8196411&sr=8-6

Anyone have any reccomendations for a brand that does this?
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:46 AM   #3 
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RO water is the best because you get the best water for plants and fish. I ONLY use RO water on all my tanks and I get better growth and happier fish n shrimp.

If you want an extremelly cheap RO system check out PureWaterClub.com

Get the portable one for 100GPD and your set. I have the same one And I love it. Makes about 4 gallons in an hour
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:37 PM   #4 
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What is RO water?
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:17 PM   #5 
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Reverse osmosis. IT's been super filtered...

Thanks Hadouken! I already have an RO filter luckily, because we found out Hawaii is second most in the country for something found in the tap that causes cancer.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:37 PM   #6 
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Just thought I'd update. I've been very slowely adding water, and I believe I've switched out roughly 2.5 gallons and added RO water. So far my beautiful anubias with leaves so beautiful they look fake hasn't been attacked by diatoms, same goes with my new ferns and moss. I'm sorry, I'm just in love with that plant! I want a thousand more!

Neon seems to be coping pretty well. He's acting slightly lethargic, but don't all fish in new wawter conditions? I'm trying to be slow so I don't suffocate him or something with such a low PH and low nutrition compared with before, But I'm getting slightly impatient Lol. I want THEM (glares at diatoms) to die.
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