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  1. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hello, I am very new here, just created my intro post tonight. I have spent several hours over the last days reading lots of posts but decided it would be so much easier to start my own! I have a new Spec V I want to set up with plants for my Betta, Rex. He is currently housed in a 5.5 gal...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi everyone, I recently bought an API water softener pillow, because my GH is a bit too high due to constant evaporation. However, it only works for 48 hours at a time before a recharge is required. Since I don't need it 24/7, I store it in a aquarium salt solution most of the time. Does...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have a salt-based water softener and I'm on a well. I was told by someone on Facebook (not a solid source, I know) that I shouldn't use water-softened water in my tanks. But why? I have been getting water directly from the garden hose and using Prime to condition it when doing my water...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, I am new to this forum and I am seeking advise from those who know their stuff... I have a few questions, so please bear with me... Our water is very hard. Unlike most homes' water softeners, ours is connected to all water sources...every sink, even the hose outside, which seems so...
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