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  1. Default Reverse Osmosis System?

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    Hello all,

    I am wondering if a reverse osmosis system would help me lower my PH. Currently my tap water is about 8.3, and my tank holds steady at the PH level. I have two Gouramis, an angel, 2 sword tails, and a Chinese algae sucker in a 75 gallon.

    Also just interested in any other benefits an RO system would provide for my fish. Thanks!!!

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    Given those water conditions and tank size, I'd stock African cichlids and forget the r/o filter. It would remove just about everything from the water, including the minerals that raise and buffer the pH level, but I wouldn't recommend using all r/o water for the tank because it's too soft. Stable water chemistry is more important than pH in general, and the r/o isn't really necessary unless you're keeping and/or breeding fish that really have to have soft/acidic water conditions.
    Gourami's and livebearers are fine in hard/alkaline water, and angels have been tank bred for many generations now, and are pretty adaptable to whatever you want to keep them in.

    ^^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks.

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    thank you for that detailed post, looks like I'll put that money towards my next tank instead!

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