ro water

  1. Natasha

    Reverse osmosis Set-up advice

    I use remineralised RO water in my shrimp tanks and my OH uses it in his coffee machine. However we have experienced a few overflows from our current system that is plumbed in the press (where our washer is) without a pump, auto shut off or storage tank. Bad idea. I've been looking through the...
  2. Alejandro

    remineralization of RO water for CRS

    Hola, I need to prepare water for CRS with a KH 0-1. My problem is that tap water has a alkalinity = 545 mg/l = 30,5 KH. Then I use RO water. Adding to RO water, CaCl2 and MgSO4, I can increase the GH. I need to add other salts to the health of the shrimp?
  3. akbar19942k10

    New to Reverse Osmosis

    Hi guys, I'm from London and I'm planning to pick up a RO unit from Osmostic UK for my German Blue Rams and Discus hardscape only setup. I'm currently in limbo as to whether to pick up the 3 stage freshwater unit without the deionising chamber or whether to go for the full monty 4 stage unit...
  4. MiZuboov

    Param of water in aquascapes?

    Hallo! What do you think, what param of water in aquascpapes is optimal? Given that I will to use all products of ADA (MH - lightning, additivies, fertiliziers) I have RO\DI Spectrapure and I can to make anything parameters of water. I want to know dKh, dGh, pH (in the middle of the day, before...
  5. Shinobi

    ADA 60p "Reach Out"

    Hey guys! been lurking for a while now, thought it'd be my turn to take on an high-tech aquascape and would appreciate your comments and inputs as it goes along. Please excuse my bad English /: what we have so far: ADA 60p. JBL 901 Cristalprofi filter. inline Hydor 200w heater. Chihiros A-series...
  6. KipperSarnie

    Reverse Osmosis unit?

    New to modern Aquatics, a little knowledge is dangerous, I purchased a 4 stage RO unit, not happy with the flow I added another RO chamber that filtered the cleaning water from the first chamber, this reduced my waste water & upped the delivery of RO water. So now I have a 5 chamber unit: (1)...
  7. Imthesnail

    Why use Nutrient rich substrate?

    Aquatic plants take up nutrients through the leafs and roots. To feed the plants through the leafs people dose the aquarium with liquid nutrients and to feed the roots you use nutrient rich substrate... So my question is how long does the nutrient in the soil last? Or does the liquid nutrient...
  8. Chris25

    Water Chemistry from really hard water

    Hi all, I live down in Southampton and have stupidly hard water! I want to try and breed and raise discus and am struggling to get my parameters correct. I have a bare bottom 100l tank which I've setup with an air filter and air stone. I have put in some moss balls from another tank and there...
  9. Fruitflies

    Using the water from a dehumidfier

    I had a brainwave as I was emptying out the water tank of my dehumidifier this morning (I live in a well insulated flat and get damp problems caused by condensation from breathing, drying washing and showering etc). This is the model. I live in London and as I understand it the tap water here...
  10. Steve Smith

    Steve's Shrimp Pile - Planted

    Hey folks. It's been a long time since I started a scape of any kind. I've not even had a tank set up for 12 months. Life has had other ideas lately. As it stands I have limited space so I'm setting up a little tank which, most likely, will be a shrimp tank. It's an old clearseal 40x20x20 I...
  11. SalvadorNL

    Should I use RO water

    hello UKAPS, I am a new member an have posted a short introduction in the new members section. In short I am in the process of setting up a hi-tech planted community tank in a Fluval Roma 200.But in the past have always done lo-tech tanks. Now I have a question about the hard water in...