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    I use distilled and RODI water for misting and watering plants. Would the plants and crestie benefit from something like a seachem trace mineral additive or an expensive human distilled water supplement like concentrace? Or will everything thrive with distilled water by itself? Any input would be nice. When watering terrarium plants...is it mist only or do you ever pour water directly in the soil at times?
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    I've been using RO water for years now with no issues.
    However, that's not to say that the answer to your question is no.
    I don't know whether or not they'd benefit from an additive like that.
    Most of us do use various herp supplements. But I don't know anything about that particular human one.
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    I wouldn't give my geckos anything made for fish. Those products are meant to be diluted in many gallons of water, it might be hard to get the dilution safe for geckos. Fish most likely need minerals in different ratios than geckos, so that could throw things off as well. Some fish products also add a slime coat enhancer, something geckos don't need.

    It's safer to use a mineral supplement to dust their food - something like Miner-all which has just about every mineral they could need, in gecko-safe proportions.

    Compare the ingredients (minerals) supplied by the 2 products you mentioned to those in Miner-all. You'll see that there's very little in the Seachem and Concentrace, Miner-all supplies way more.

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    I wouldn't worry about minerals in your water. Wild arboreal geckos don't drink from ground water or lakes and streams etc.. They drink rain water which is the ultimate distilled water. They can get all the minerals they need if fed properly...keep your glass clean

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