Re: RO water use
In a message dated 96-04-05, Karen A Randall wrote:
>IMO, the only buffering system that makes sense in the planted
>aquarium is the carbonate buffering system. In my experience all
>the other pH adjusters are bad news. At best, they make you feel
>good because you have the pH where you want it and aren't really
>doing anything positive for the plants, at worst, they casue
>problems. Using RO water, a reliable reconstitution product and
>even a yeast based CO2 system, you should be able to put the pH
>anywhere you want it.
Please elaborate on this. I too, use RO water in my planted aqauarium,
however I haven't had any problems with PH swings. What do you recommend for
carbonate buffering? I have angels and tetras that prefer a low PH.
PacNeil at aol_com[Neil Schneider]