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Re: [AGA-Member] RO water

I also use RO water to maintain a very soft water environment so am looking forward to answers. Otherwise I have enough iron in my well water, even softened, to make the green plants red, even if they are dead.

One thing I do is add a general plant fertilizer to make sure the plants are getting enough macro nutrient. When that is kept constant my algae growth falls off and the algae-eaters can keep up with the load.


On Thursday, January 6, 2005, at 07:26 PM, Nickeydundee@aol.com wrote:

Hello Fellow Growers,
I am using RO water for my planted discus tank. It is a 90 gallon tank
and I do partial water changes of 30 gallons once a week. Before I add the
water to the tank I have been adding TMG, Equillium, FE, K, N and CO2 injection.
My tank has algae and isn't what I would call a work of art yet. Basically
because I am still learning and I figured that I need to learn the basic of
growing plants before calling the tank more than what it is.
The more and more I have been reading I haven't come across anyone
detailing the use of RO water in a planted aquarium. So, I ask why and is it
worth the extra expense of using it. The benefit that I am getting from it is the
that GH and KH are at my control and with discus that is a must but, I am
still getting algae. Probably from still learning the ropes of adding the
chemicals to the water.
I just having found much about the use of RO water and balancing it with
Liebig's law in mind. I have test kits and just about everything else (I
guess having all the toys is the easy part) the every least my fish are doing
great not the plants.
If there is anyone out there that can help me piece all of it together I
would be grateful for the help.


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