water hardness

jpantoja

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Hello,

I live in Wisconsin where the water is very hard. I am currently using reverse osmosis water and Seachem Equilibrium for my weekly water changes but it is very inconvenient because I need to transpost a lot of water. Is there a water softener that could be safely used in planted tanks?

I appreciate your help.
 

VaughnH

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If the water softener is set up with potassium chloride instead of sodium chloride it won't be as harmful to the plants. But, do you really have water so hard you need to soften it? Generally it isn't necessary.
 

jpantoja

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Yes, the water is very hard. Before using Seachem Equilibrium, I only needed to add 1 liter (a little more than a quart) of tap water to 5 gallons of RO water to reach a GH of 5.

Thanks for your answer.