07-25-2018, 03:16 PM
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| | Re: Methods of softening water.
Originally Posted by tiger15
BTW, what is your basis that "Over time all plants will soften water..."? It's wonderful if it is true because I can grow sensitive soft water fish and shrimp by growing plants.
If you never add more water to the tank, or replace part of the water routinely, I can see the possibility of the plants using up the calcium and magnesium in the water, making it softer. But, I can't recall anyone saying they experienced this.