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Old 08-05-2013, 05:36 PM   #11
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The reason you don't want to use water softener pillows is because all the do is exchange calcium and magnesium ions (which plants need) for sodium ions (which plants don't like and also many fish). Your plants are reacting to the sodium in the water. I strongly suggest removing it and not using it again.

If you want to lower Gh and Kh then you need to cut your tap water with RO water. This allows you to safely soften water and keep you Kh and Gh right where you want them.
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That works for me. Thanks everybody!
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