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Old 01-11-2009, 11:19 PM   #11
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well i live in an area where water is really hard, and i had to purchase a water softner for me and my wife. (shower, washing hands etc) but my LFS said that my water softner can be the reason for my fishes death and calcium level not being in the right reading.

he claimed that water softner might have extra sodium additives. please advise. thanks
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does it matter if i using tap water?
I`m one that thinks that for a reef tank that tap should not be used. I work for a water municipality so I know what goes in there. Safe and good for humans and maybe for fish but definitely not for a reef. Read this

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Perhaps and perhaps not. Rodi companies typically recommend a water softener stage before the rodi stage so your membranes do not work as hard. The two options for salt are Sodium Chloride or Potassium Chloride.

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R/o filters can be had on ebay for around 100 - 150 dollars.
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...but my LFS said that my water softner can be the reason for my fishes death and calcium level not being in the right reading.

he claimed that water softner might have extra sodium additives. please advise. thanks
I've also heard that you don't want to use a water softener for aquarium water, but have never dug into the reason why. I'm guessing it has to do with a buildup of salts that are not balanced like seawater. But I've never heard of it messing with calcium levels.

Agree with what cCccccapt said earlier... your salt is known for high calcium - even using RO/DI water - so if you're not wanting that high of a level then the only thing you can do is switch salts. (Or mix to a lower salinity, but I don't think you want to do that! )
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ok ill go back to instant ocean or coralife marine salt. iv had real success with those 2 in the past
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