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Hi

I'm about to set up a new tank and was wondering about softening the water in order to avoid deposits from hard water.  My current tank gets deposits on the light and filter as well as around the water line edge.  I try to keep it clean but it has gotten to the point of always being there.  So hoping to avoid this as much as possible with the new set-up.

Are there any health issues that may be created by changing the water hardness?  And any suggestions on methods or products to use to soften?

Thanks in advance!

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When we got a new whole house water softener, I learned from others here that goldfish actually "prefer" or do better in harder water. Mine was so hard, I had deposits on the entire glass surface, even completely submerged below the water line! :o



Now with soft water, its not as bad as it used to be, but I still get deposits as you describe. I think in general, the less fiddling we do with the water chemistry, the better! As long as your fish are happy that is. :)


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13 hours ago, Bpanelli said:

Hi

I'm about to set up a new tank and was wondering about softening the water in order to avoid deposits from hard water.  My current tank gets deposits on the light and filter as well as around the water line edge.  I try to keep it clean but it has gotten to the point of always being there.  So hoping to avoid this as much as possible with the new set-up.

Are there any health issues that may be created by changing the water hardness?  And any suggestions on methods or products to use to soften?

Thanks in advance!

I remember living in CA and the build up on the tank was bad. Its cause of the calcium in CA.... No worries the one thing you really need to worry about is the PH and KH don't worry about the hard water..Its just unsightly I say :o 

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Any idea what your GH and KH are? :idont

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I don't actually.  I plan on getting the testers for that but right now only have the API test kit.

Thanks for the reply!  Any other thoughts, let me know.

 

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I'll have more thoughts depending on the results of those tests. :rofl

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20 hours ago, fantailfan1 said:

I'll have more thoughts depending on the results of those tests. :rofl

That will be all her thoughts too... :rofl 

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Excuse Koko. She takes over thread's!!!!  :rofl3

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:cry

 

 

:lol

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1 hour ago, DawnMichele said:

Excuse Koko. She takes over thread's!!!!  :rofl3

Oh now missy thats your job :rofl 

45 minutes ago, fantailfan1 said:

:cry

 

 

:lol

:lovewhip

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1 hour ago, koko said:

Oh now missy thats your job :rofl 

:lovewhip

IM good at it too!!!!  :I-Thank-You:

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Yes you are lol

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Guest Bpanelli

Hi there...

so GH came in at 10 drops. Upper end of 100-200 ppm. 

KH came in at 6 drops. Lowest end of 100-200 ppm. 

Looks to be " goldfish" range according to the literature. Im assuming you will tell me not to mess with the hardness. 

Thank you!

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You're right!! :teehee

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Calcium isn't your friend on this... :( It will keep building up from time to time :( 

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Vinegar.  Clean with vinegar on a regular basis and it won't build up so much...

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2 hours ago, fantailfan1 said:

Vinegar.  Clean with vinegar on a regular basis and it won't build up so much...

:goodjob

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