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lorindaleigh1 01-18-2009 03:41 PM

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?

Lupin 01-18-2009 08:09 PM

Use RO water. Do you have a reason to soften the water?

FordMan 01-18-2009 08:36 PM

You can use aquarium peat in your filter it will soften and acidify the water.

catfishtabbi 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?

epsilonvaz 01-19-2009 02:33 PM

You should be able to pick up an R/O unit for pretty cheap on ebay.

catfishtabbi 01-19-2009 05:57 PM

FORDMAN, what is that thing in your picture?

FordMan 01-19-2009 06:53 PM

It's two snails mating.

lorindaleigh1 01-21-2009 07:48 PM

When I tested my water it came back as being very hard.


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