Well Water vs. Water Softener Water
I've been keeping newbie low-tech tanks (the beginner plants no one can kill, mystery snails, nerite snails, BN plecos, harlequin rasboras, bettas, and oranda GF (not all in the same tank)) for a little over a year as I've tried to learn about water and plants and livestock and finances (hahaha! I coulda retired early if I hadn't started this hobby... Anyway).
I live in the boonies so my options for water are well water and water softener water. Neither have clear advantages as you can see from the readings below. I've been using the softened water but am anxious about all the negative things I read about the sodium content, etc., in regards to livestock and plants. So, I'm wondering what I should do.
Here are the readings of both. What would you do? Use one or the other? Mix them? If so at what ratio? Install an RO unit? And if so, which one?
The more I learn, the less I know I know.