Haven't done it myself but Ive heard of products such as Seachem Equilibrium and Replenish (one is recommended for planted aquariums). But I think there are plenty of other products available. What fish are you after keeping in the RO water? @seangee is probably your man hereHi,
so I have found a local company that sells pure water, how do I remineralise it for my freshwater aquariums?
No the rift stuff is instead of the Seachem stuff, different product/option.It’s reverse osmosis.
ok great, thank you, so would I only need to add the rift lake water conditioner to make it suitable or is that combined with seachem equilibrium or something like that? How do I go about replacing the water in the tank, should the ro water be mixed with tap initially or just smaller water changes with the ro?
Ah ok, I will have a look at all of them.No the rift stuff is instead of the Seachem stuff, different product/option.
Are you looking to completely remove your tap water from the equation? Why so?
Thank you, I’m not really sure what’s best , to mix or just use pure? Any pros, cons I should consider?If you want to soften hard water just mix the pure water and tap water to the hardness you want.
But if you want to use all pure water you can also buy remineralisation salts. For example https://www.tropic-marin.com/minera...-mineral-tropic-fr-re-mineral-tropic/?lang=en
Thank you, i find it all so confusing! So my GH is 7 and KH is 3, not sure if this is hard?I think it depends on the fish you're looking to keep and aim for their requirements concerning hardness.
If you tapwater is hard, then you could mix with RO to work towards to the hardness you require. This would also dilute the nitrogen and phosphate.
Otherwise, go for 100% RO and mix salts to get to the required hardness. Nitrogen and phosphate will be completely removed
What is the seachem aqualine for? And I assume the acid buffers are for ph? Thank you for the info.I use RO water and use Seachem Equilibrium along with Seachem Aqualine and Acid buffers and that's it. Seems to work well and the parameters have stayed stable, for what it's worth. I was forced into this because I have terrible tap water too. You might consider buying the RO Buddy system which I think is more convenient than buying and lugging the water from somewhere every week.