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Old 04-30-2012, 01:08 AM   #1 
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Any info about aquarium water softening pillows?

Need to get one for my boys........having issues with fin curling........need to correct this!
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:13 AM   #2 
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It sounds interesting. If you do use the product please let us know how it works for you. There are a lot of posts about curling fins. I was not aware it was caused by hard water.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:48 AM   #3 
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From what I have heard, curled fins can also be genetic. I have some boys with curled fins, yet I have very soft water. Before you start trying to mess with hardness, you need to know your current water hardness. Water hardness isn't something that you should be messing with unless you absolutely have to. It's a much more complex process than just dropping something into the aquarium. I suggest you read this article: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...quarium-73276/

As well as reference this guide: United States Water Hardness Map, What is my water hardness?
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:15 AM   #4 
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From what I have heard, curled fins can also be genetic. I have some boys with curled fins, yet I have very soft water. Before you start trying to mess with hardness, you need to know your current water hardness. Water hardness isn't something that you should be messing with unless you absolutely have to. It's a much more complex process than just dropping something into the aquarium. I suggest you read this article: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...quarium-73276/

As well as reference this guide: United States Water Hardness Map, What is my water hardness?
So is moderately hard to hard okay?
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:20 AM   #5 
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Yes. You will be fine in that range. My water is in the moderately hard range on that map, and it is still soft enough to keep discus (if I had the room) and wild caught cardinal tetra.
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Cool

You might try some indian almond leaf to condition the water.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:47 AM   #7 
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ok, I looked it up online for indian almond leaves or extract.....has anybody used:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
It's supposed to be the same results and I have 2-day shipping as opposed to at least 2 weeks to wait for the leaves/extract.
Any info will help! THANKS!
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