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[APD] Methods on softening water

I believe Robert Armas wrote this email section below:
> Are the Seachem products for plants nutrients any good. I always believed
> that Seachem was a reputable company with good products.

You can't go wrong with SeaChem.

> Sorry newbie questions, does any one knows of a way to reduce the hardness
> of the water, beside the peat moss method?

You can take your tap water and let it flow through a resin-based ion 
exchange cylinder. It basically absorbs the hardness. Once the resin has 
absorbed all it can you go out and buy a new cartridge.
More details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion_exchange_resin

A Reverse Osmosis (RO) device is another alternative, but may be a little 
overkill as it removes 99% of all chemicals dissolved in the tap water.

Stuart Halliday
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