04-17-2011, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
I've never had to use RO units, having very soft water out of the tap. But other members could probably suggest models. They are very expensive, hundreds of dollars.
RO water on its own is so "pure" there is nothing in it. This is why we add a bit of tap water, to put some mineral in. Again those who have done this are the best to explain.
And yes, with soft water you will have no problems with your fish. Remember, different fish have different needs, so you need to consider the hardness and pH requirements for each species to see if it will be compatible. I explained about the ram earlier.
Thanks for all the help/info Byron I really appreciate it. Okay, so I will check into the RO Unit. Is a water softener the same thing? My parents-in-law have one so I was just curious if I could use their water lol. You said to mix a little tap water, how much would you say, just curious?