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    75g planted tank build

    Hello everyone! After taking 10 years off from the hobby, and moving cross country, I've decided I need some fishies back in my life. 75 gallon tank from Facebook marketplace, and stand from Petsmart. I painted the back black. The light is a Finnex Planted+ 24/7 ALC LED light I'm using a...
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    Do I need to add minerals to RO water?

    I'm getting back into the hobby after a 10 year hiatus, and I am now in an area with hard well water (about 14 degrees GH and KH), and will be using RO/DI water, since I want soft water fish (cories, tetras, rasboras, gouramis, etc.) I have CO2, and bags of macro and micro dry ferts from years...
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    Storage totes for RO water?

    I moved to an area with hard water, and will be using an RO filter to make water. I'm trying to figure out where to store the water. Are plastic storage totes suitable? Do I need to worry about things like BPA? Edit: I see in the other storage totes thread that Sterilite totes are food grade...