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PheonixKingZ

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It is too bad that they have not develop a way for fish to handle better hard and soft water. Or a conditioner that would treat hard water and make it soft for fish and an additive that would make water hard for fish.
I agree. Some people say, “Oh, the fish will be OK”, or, “They’ll adapt”. That’s totally wrong.
 

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There are additives that make soft water hard - Rift Lake salts and the remineralisation salts for adding to RO water. It's removing minerals that's not possible by adding something else. That would only work by adding something that turns calcium and magnesium into an insoluble salt, but that would precipitate them out onto the bottom of the container and then you'd have to remove that before putting the water in the tank. And leave some of the added chemical in the water.
It is like having a soft water conditioner, you end up with sodium in the water. Just wish there was an better and easier way to soften water like we do when we de-chlorinating it and leave no extra chemicals behind. Maybe an inexpensive filter could be made besides using peat moss.
 
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