how to soften aquariums
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » how to soften aquariums

how to soften aquariums

This is a discussion on how to soften aquariums within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Has anyone used sera super peat granuals in thier aquariums, if so does it add a tint to the water,or what can I do ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
White Cloud Mountain Minnow
White Cloud Mountain Minnow
Skunk Loach
Skunk Loach
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
how to soften aquariums
Old 12-26-2011, 12:30 AM   #1
wade217's Avatar
how to soften aquariums

Has anyone used sera super peat granuals in thier aquariums, if so does it add a tint to the water,or what can I do to soften water cheaply
wade217 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 07:31 AM   #2
Fishguy2727's Avatar
Why do you need to soften it? Any peat will color the water. IME very few tanks actually need to be softened, and if they do peat is not the most effective way to do it.
Fishguy2727 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 05:09 PM   #3
Byron's Avatar
You haven'yt mentioned the GH, KH and pH of your source water and tank water, nor how much "softening" you want to do, or for what fish. So on a very general basis, the easiest way to soften hard water is to dilute it with pure water (rainwater if it is safe where you live, RO, or distilled water). This reduces the hardness proportionally according to the amount, example half tap and half pure water will cut the hardness in half. You can read a bit more here:

Byron is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advantages Of Acrylic Aquariums Versus Glass Aquariums dustinwilliams Member Submitted Articles 5 04-18-2011 11:03 PM
Best way to soften water? lorindaleigh1 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 7 01-21-2009 07:48 PM
Whats the best way to soften my water? MsFrosty Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 0 01-09-2009 11:15 PM
How to soften water and help with discus! Discusgirl18 Cichlids 6 12-04-2007 06:24 PM
How to efficiently soften water Picklee Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 07-26-2007 08:37 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26 PM.