I don't really understand the question... you should mix both the alkaline buffer and equilibrium into your RO before you do a water change and add it to your tank. I wouldn't mix it directly in the tank, just use a bucketBENT17 said:Thanks guys. So my setup is that my Ro fills up a reservoir tanks in the terrace. The idea is to place the alkaline s few hours before.. would the equilibrium need to be placed in the reservoir tank also? Where should I aim for GH and KH ?
you want to take it out of the reservoir, put it in a bucket, mix it, pour it back into the reservoir, and then into your tank? Maybe I don't understand but can you explain why there are so many extra steps?BENT17 said:Ok sorry maybe didnt make myself understandable.. I have an external reservoir where I store my water used for WC which gets filled up throught the week. Yes will mix in a container and then pour in the reservoir few hours before and add a circulating pump to mix it up
No no the tank stores 100L of RO water. What I said is I get a small jug and fill it up with the tank water and mix throughly the Alkaline and quailibrium and pur it back in the tank thats all not all the 100L just 1/2LPfrozen said:you want to take it out of the reservoir, put it in a bucket, mix it, pour it back into the reservoir, and then into your tank? Maybe I don't understand but can you explain why there are so many extra steps?
You'll have residue in your RO tank and it will compromise the quality of your RO water. Also if the system is continuous your salt mix will become diluted soon after adding it to your tank. you'll run into problems if you do it that way.BENT17 said:No no the tank stores 100L of RO water. What I said is I get a small jug and fill it up with the tank water and mix throughly the Alkaline and quailibrium and pur it back in the tank thats all not all the 100L just 1/2L
Ok so plan is add alkine and equilibrium to the reservoir tank and aim for KH4 and GH ~9
Decide yourself, use it, it's not bad. And again, it's not RO anymore when you added minerals to it.BENT17 said:What I asked for earlier is if there is a way to drop the pH in the two tanks which are filled with the RO water of 7.6 as I wouldnt like to throw away all that water..
Crushed coral will raise your gh and kh as it is calcium carbonate. However, it will take time to raise it and isnt an instant fix - it happens gradually over time. Putting it in the filter then adding RO water to the tank wont have an instant effect. Personally, id stick to remineralising your RO water yourself with the products you are looking at. That way, you can ensure that your water gets to the level you need it to be at before it goes in the tank.BENT17 said:Has anyone here used the crushed coral in filter option? Was reading that it increases your KH and GH together. Is there a specific amount you need for a 200L tank? Also Since my GH is 1 and my KH is also one (Coming from RO) with the coral in filter setup should I calculate the amount of coral needed on my RO parameters or the KH & GH parameters in my aquarium?