Softened water caused me to waste close to a year with my high-tech tank, wondering why many of my plants would simply waste away. Also, one thing to note is that some whole-house water softeners are plumbed for the entire house, whereas others are only plumbed to the hot water outlets. The result is that some of the folks that have had success might have not been introducing nearly as much salt as others (because they were using mostly cold water, which doesn't contain salt). Unfortunately for me, all of my outlets are plumbed to the water softener and there is no bypass. I'm in the process of switching over to RODI water now.
Last edited by AcidGambit; 06-12-2019 at 01:44 PM.