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Well you can easily test your tap water for nitrates, I'd do that first. If there's no nitrates present then going to RO water won't do anything for you.
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johnny, as i urged you to do, please test your supply water for nitrogen , ammonia,nitrite & nitrate the remedies you propose are not adaquate to solve the problem. if you do not have test kits your lfs will test a sample of your water.the water changes are not the solution , but they could be the problem. CODY posted his duplication of my solution so I would say I am on the right track.
I also have hard water, but it does not effect the biological cycle in my tank, and most of the time my fish are all healthy. It just takes a little more scrapping an scrubbing to keep everything clean. Gettting your tap water tested is great advice. Sometimes tap water even contains ammonia. Maybe just buy a good test kit, save you money in the long run. Will not have to keep driven to the fish store every few days.
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