Water softeners, OK or bad? Contradictory search results
Hi guys, I've tried searching this forum to find out what to do about my situation, but there seems to be different answers in different posts. I have a water softener. Usually I use water from an outside spigot that doesn't go through the WS. But when winter hits I wont be able to do this.
In an effort to get hard facts instead of "I'm using one and nothing has ever died" answers, can someone explain if it is bad, why? And what water parameters should I be testing to find out HOW bad mine might be and determine whether or not it would be an issue for me. If it matters, I've got a fairly lush planted 75gal with low to medium fish load, medium lighting, EI dosing dry ferts with some osmocote root tabs in gravel/sand mix substrate and no CO2.