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Re:Peat and soft water
> It basically comes to a chemical equation were acid +base = salt + water
> The acid is found in the peat and the base is the KH of the water. Hope
> this helps without going into great detail.
I believe that the acid of the peat actually reacts with the metallic ion of the
carbonate (CaCO3) compound leaving the carbonate to form carbonic acid H2CO3 which
dissociates into CO2 and H2O. The CO2 bubbles away leaving soft water.