Ro Water And Buffers

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HI I just purchased some ro water TDS showing 0 but when I add seachem equilibrium and alkaline and acid buffers to get a gh of 6 and kh of 4 my TDS goes up to 500 surely this is not right any one have any advice what I’m doing wrong

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Maybe the chemicals aren’t diluted enough?

You may havetested in an area where the chemicals were concentrated. Mix the water up a bit more and test again in an hour.
 
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It’s been sitting for a hour TDS still 500 when testing gh and kh with apI test I’m getting 6gh and 3 kh which sounds good to me it’s TDS which is a worry
 

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