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post #1 of 8 Old 01-18-2009, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 8 Old 01-18-2009, 08:09 PM
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Use RO water. Do you have a reason to soften the water?

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post #3 of 8 Old 01-18-2009, 08:36 PM
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You can use aquarium peat in your filter it will soften and acidify the water.
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-18-2009, 08:55 PM
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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post #5 of 8 Old 01-19-2009, 02:33 PM
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You should be able to pick up an R/O unit for pretty cheap on ebay.

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post #6 of 8 Old 01-19-2009, 05:57 PM
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-21-2009, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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When I tested my water it came back as being very hard.
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