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Re: [APD] Softening water
I soften mine by diluting it with water that I collect in a nearby stream,
about 30 gallons at a time. I get good soft water and an upper body workout
at the same time.
You can also use purchased soft water at a food market.
I don't think either of these methods is practical if one does a lot of
water changes, though.
An easier approach for using peat to soften water is to put a large amount
of it into a pillow case, suspend the pillow case over a 55 gallon plastic
trash barrel or similar container, and pour water into it. The output of
this might be too dark, but it can be cleared by filtering it through
charcoal. (I haven't tried this approach. I just read about it.)
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