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post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-03-2017, 02:35 AM
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Agreed, I think the recommendation towards adding some salt to the aquarium was for medicinal purposes and am pretty sure it was for fish-only tanks

In my past experience using softened water in a planted tank you could keep some hearty plants but the plants I wanted to keep, mostly crypts, just melted. It's been too long to recall what those hearty plants were. For awhile to keep crypts I toted water from my parents' house who were on city water and kept it in a reservoir....what a pain

Today our house has a water softener but I use 100% RODI and reconstitute it with GH and KH boosters....highly recommended
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