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Old 10th August 2019   #1
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Default Tap water problems.

I have a problem with the levels coming straight out of my tap, ph 7.5, ammonia 1.0-2.0ppm, nitrite anywhere from 1.0-5.0ppm, and nitrate 40-160ppm. My wife and I are trying to get this solved, Are thinking of getting a RO/DO unit but I hear it is dangers to axololts and thought of doing 50/50 on ro/do and tap or ro/do and use Kent R/O Right or Seachem Replenish. Anythoughts?

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Default Re: Tap water problems.

R/O + electrolytes is probably your safest bet, I use Seachem Equilibrium in my tanks, Replenish seems to be about the same mix of salts but in liquid form (you might want to compare cost per dosage).
Another option is to get the ingredients to make your own Holtfreter's solution: Here's 2 ratios I found

"Modified 40% Holtfreter's Solution: in 44 gallons H2O (Indiana University Axolotl Colony)
KCl (Potassium Chloride) 1 teaspoon
CaCl2 (Calcium Chloride) 2.5 teaspoons
MgSO4 x 7H2O (Hydrated Magnesium Sulfate) 2 tablespoons
NaCl (Sodium Chloride) 240 cubic centimeters (dry volume)

Modified Holtfreter’s 40% )per liter)

KCl………………. 0.02g
CaCl2……………. 0.04g

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