This actually depends on what you have and what you are trying to achieve.JonGuerriero wrote:Do you happen to know of a better way to soften the water?
OK, here is the list of methods I know of, some tried, some not.
1. Pillow -- as JD said, lots of work for little gain. Maybe in a 5g....
3. Blackwater extract.
4. Peat in the filter.
5. Changes with distilled or RO water (proportion depends on the sit).
6. RO machine.
Some of these also will alter other parameters, like pH.
2.,3.,4. make sense if you are looking for a small adjustment (for example, I'm not fully happy with my gH of 8, I think I would prefer 5 in some situations, so I played with the stuff).
6. is the ultimate weapon if your water is really bad (some people have gH of 20 or more). This allows to have the water you want no matter what you start with, but this is the heavy artillery.
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