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Minerals for my RO water for discus

Discussion in 'Basic Care and Husbandry' started by josephfi, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. josephfi

    josephfi New Member

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    My Ro water comes out at 0 kh and 0 gh.
    TDS as 40ppm and PH 7.0
    Do someone use the tropic marine discus minerals? To what extent is the PH increased?
    Should I am for a specific TDS or for GH/KH , given that my RO gives me a constant tds of 40ppm

    I do not wish to use any tap water since its has a tds of 850, gh 18, and PH 7.7, apart from very high nitrates which must be somewhere between 40 and 80ppm

    Will this product be enough?
    Atm I am using jbl aquadur seems but it contains quite a good amount of sodium so am looking for something maybe better.
    One of my adult lately developed like a hold in the head disease and had to treat it with octazin and I was thinking maybe it was due to the mineral content of the aquadur.
    Not sure if it was HITH but after treatment it closed nicely but remained white a small white patch.
    I was doing 40% WC every 2 days since the last 3 months.

    Thanks
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    Artur Administrator Staff Member

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    There is something wrong here I assume your gh and kh tests are not accurate.
    With TDS around 40 you should really have some hardness in the water.
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    josephfi New Member

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    Could be, as I use the tetra water test kits and they are difficult to determine especially when the shades of the colours are light.

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