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Maybe my reply to Bob Dixon will answer more questions and save me some
It's convenient; I don't want a large CO2 canister in my living room;
it's attractive; gives off a beautiful mist; it can be placed anywhere
in my attractive aquarium -- so, I like it. I really don't care if the
hobbyist wants to play with all the gauges, CO2 lines, diffusers, and
the problems that go with the gas. I like it and I'm just reporting to
the APD about my success with Carbo-Plus.
My reply to Bob is below:
I have never tried what you asked, but my tap water runs 12 GDH with a
pH of 8.0 and my aquarium runs steadily at 6 GDH. My pH stays at 6.8
and I don't do regular water changes -- maybe 10% once a month. I'm
running the unit at a very low level which is controllable. There's
only two pieces -- the controller and the part that goes in the
I really don't care if any of the hobbyists buy it; it's just so easy to
use -- drop the carbon/stainless steel unit in the aquarium; plug it in
the electrical outlet and adjust the beautiful mist that the internal
unit puts out.
My "gut feeling" is that it will do what you wish within a couple of
weeks or sooner, but I wouldn't sign a paper saying that it would as I
have never tried what you desire. It definitely will soften water!
That is the "plus" in the name.
End of reply to Bob.....