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Best way to soften water?
Old 01-18-2009, 04:41 PM   #1
 
Best way to soften water?

My water is very hard. What is the best way to lower it? I can't afford a RO unti at the moment. Do the water pillows really work? Any other really cheap effective ways?
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:09 PM   #2
 
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Use RO water. Do you have a reason to soften the water?
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:36 PM   #3
 
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You can use aquarium peat in your filter it will soften and acidify the water.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:55 PM   #4
 
No pillow softeners do not work. What are you doing to lower your ph? Luckily better stores sell r/o water for about .30 a gallon. Probably better off than having your own unit.You just beed to buy water containers which are $8-10 each. Also an additive called r/o right which replaces mineralization and any vitamins you like. I' changing my 50g over with water changes.
I read a different post of yours , is the difficulty in ph manipulation why you want to switch?
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:33 PM   #5
 
You should be able to pick up an R/O unit for pretty cheap on ebay.
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:57 PM   #6
 
FORDMAN, what is that thing in your picture?
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:53 PM   #7
 
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It's two snails mating.

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Old 01-21-2009, 08:48 PM   #8
 
When I tested my water it came back as being very hard.
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