I have a 7 inch by 3 inch part of driftwood I've been meaning to use...I just was wondering how much it would soften the water?
Also, how long does the softening last?...Like, do I have to keep adding new driftwood every month, 6 months, year, or so to keep the same effect?
I have 7-8 betta tanks now, and another soon to be just Guppy
I'm in Tampa, Fl, and the tap water I use has a PH of about 8.2-8.4...If I leave it out
over night, it drops a bit though. I've never tested the hardness though, I use the API Master Test Kit which doesn't have that option, but I guess it's rather hard judging by the mineral build up on the faucets..Oregon tap water wasn't anywhere NEAR the same build up level.
I also add Aquarium Salt during water changes.
I have Betta Spa (indian Almond Leave extract) also, but it is pricey per gallon. (and is meant to lower Ph and hardness)
So my other question is...I have 5lbs of peat moss pellets for aquariums....How many pellets
should I add to the filter for a 3G's and 10G's to lower the PH & how do I do this without shocking them?
I'm good with water changes but I'd like softer water for them just in case.