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    Default Very soft water / discus minerals

    My tap water is very soft, 1-2 KH and 2-3 GH. Some people say it good for discus as it is, others say it's nearly RO water so should add minerals and trace elements. I've been looking at products like these:

    https://www.discusfood.com/en/water-...minerals-1000g

    https://www.seachem.com/discus-trace.php

    Is it needed or not and how does it affect the fish? From what I understand, adding these would also increase general hardness but not KH? Would it affect pH?

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    Default Re: Very soft water / discus minerals

    Johanna, I think your water is fine as is. You havent had any issues with Fish growing and your plants are doing well.
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    You even had a lotus bloom.

    Seems your water is fine as is.
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    Default Re: Very soft water / discus minerals

    Thanks, I guess you're right. Just want to do what's best for the fish even though there are no visible problems

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    Default Re: Very soft water / discus minerals

    Agree with Brew. Just make lots of water changes, but don't mess with water chemistry. You should get lots of spawns with such soft water.
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    Default Re: Very soft water / discus minerals

    They spawn and eggs look fertilized but they always get eaten after a water change before they even hatch. I'm not trying to breed (at least not now.. maybe someday if I get bored and need a project, lol) so it's all right.

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