"fixing" Ro/di Water....

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Ann L., Apr 17, 2018.

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    Ann L. New Member Member

    I'm looking to get a five gallon tank, plant with java moss and other easy type plants and keep a betta.
    My tap water is horrible, so I'm thinking I'll be using distilled water. My question is, can anyone give me products and measures for a five gallon to remineralize and stabilize the water? As exact as you can get would be appreciated. I don't really trust myself to get the figures right lol
     
  2. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus Tank Fishlore VIP Member

    I would do a 80% RO/ 20% tsp mix at first and treat the water. Then adjust it as needed.

    What’s your tap water parameters anyway?
     
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    Ann L. New Member Member

    I don't have numbers, but I will say that the water has an orange tint and smells horrible(well water). We don't even drink/cook with it, so I certainly wouldn't want to subject a fish to it....
     
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    75g Discus Tank Fishlore VIP Member

    Oh ok then. Don’t mix with the RO water with any of that well water!

    Seachem equillibrium is used often to treat RO water.
     
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    Ann L. New Member Member

    Got it, thanks!
     
  6. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_b Fishlore VIP Member

    SeaChem Equilibrium. Been using it for years.
     




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