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post #9 of (permalink) Old 02-04-2017, 02:21 AM
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I have an in home softener and do just fine. I'm not going to turn it off for the sake of my fish, though I do agree that it should be avoided if possible. But again, I've never heard anyone say "my water softener ruined my fish tank!" LOL. A lot of people add salt to their aquariums. I don't. It's also another hassle and you h e to be careful. Adding salt just adds too many more variables to the mix and is probably unnecessary unless treating for something. Some fish and plants are particularly more sensitive than others. I would generally recommend not adding salt to aquariums. As for softeners, it's a bit different and doesn't add as much as if you were to add aquarium salt (to put it simply and vaguely)

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