Looking for some input on whether I should just use my tap water or use RO and remineralize for a planted tank.
out of the tap:
PH: 7.2 (ish)Ammonia:0ppmNitrite: 0ppmNitrate: 2-5ppmGH: 143.2 (8 dKH)KH: 340.1ppm (19 dKH)
just to make things a little more interesting, our tap water often has a very strong sulfur smell to it, not sure how that will effect things.
Does anyone see any issues with using water this hard (aside from limiting what livestock can be kept)? Anything I should look out for or be concerned about. My initially concerns are having way too much nutrients and just having an algae bomb waiting to happen. On the other hand I've never used RO water in freshwater applications and am not sure what products to use to achieve a desired chemistry. Long story short, I'm setting up a 5 gallon Fluval Spec V in my office, but we're on well water with incredibly hard water It's been a while since I've done freshwater and plants. I'm just getting back into it after keeping salt water for a while (so I still have my RO/DI unit and all that jazz. So I'm not concerned about equipment) BUT being an office tank - I'm not in everyday of the week so I want to keep it fairly low key, while still giving everything my best effort, and without cutting corners.I appreciate any insightThanks!