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Old 11-14-2011, 12:44 PM   #1
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Cool Softened H2O vs. Hard H2O

When filling aquarium for the first time is it better to use soft water (Cullagan Water Softener) or try to tap into a valve upstream of the Softener and just use plain hard city water?
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:22 PM   #2
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Depends on how soft soft is, how hard hard is, and what types of fish you are attempting to keep
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Soft H2O is 1.0 grain on hardness. Hard H2O side is 5-6 grains od hardness. Fish would be tropical freshwater (mollies, guppies, neons, angles) w/ some plants.
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Personally, I'd stay upstream of the water softener with those fish.
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