I've had my tank set up with ordinary well water, since last year.... My fish are doing fine but so far, the only thing I've been able to grow successfully were some cucumbers. All my chemistry figures are out of whack and seems I heard Nate from Agrotech recommend an RO to fix....seems also, if I am constantly adding new water to make up for evaporation, it would also need to be filtered.
I finally got the RO hooked up right but as I feared, was only able to drain in one tank full at a time....I just wasn't sure of the mechanics of the RO system....guessing it will take some time/effort, to transfer any substantial amount of RO water into my AP and figure I'll need to turn off the faucet each time to let the tank re-fill.......at any rate, and not sure why, maybe that single tank of RO, but the chemicals have improved .....PH 7.6 High PH 7.4 Ammonia 0.50ppm
Nitrate 0 ppm. Still not sure what high ph is or why I've got two separate versions of nitrate testing solution.
I've tried a variety of seeds, most do nothing, some shoot 3" sprouts and peter out, cucumber plant turned into a monster....fish are doing great
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