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Re: Best way to get soft water
John Wubbolt wrote:
> I figured out the best way to get soft water.
> Move here where I live. The Adirondacks have the nicest soft slightly
> acidic water you could ever want. I really appreciate all those
> factories in the Midwest that are pouring all that polluction into our
> atmosphere and creating all that wonderful acid rain here in Northern
> New York. Water comes out of my tap at around 6.8 to 7.0 and only 60
> ppm hardness. It's nice to be able to spawn Discus in tap water along
> with just about any tetra or aphyosemion you could ever want to keep.
> John Wubbolt
I keep hearing that, but do not believe it, quite. It's easy to mix fairly
hard tap water and RO to get *any* water you need short of Tanganican liquid
rock. As a result, I breed everything from ANN to Lampeyes (that need 1/2
sea water). Adding salt is a snap, but Mg and Ca are brutal.
If I lived in San Francisco, across the bay, where the water from the
Sierras is only 30-50 ppm, it would be a tough task to generate controlled
hardness for my Nothos and other harder water fish.
Your approach reminds me of my crusty old chief engineer. He used to say,
"Always cut it too short. If you do, you can always weld it, but what the
h**l are you going to do if you cut it too long?"
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntleyone at home dot com
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