Does anyone here make your own water conditioner?
If you read on the back of the water conditioners you often see sodium thiosulfate, sodium carbonate, EDTA, and polyvinylxxxx (for slime coat). Does anyone here do it yourself water conditioner?
The most important chemical is sodium thiosulfate (if you are poinsoned and come to ER most likely you will get sodium thiosulfate in the I.V. line).
EDTA and Sodium Carbonate are used for removing hard chemical but these hard chemical are very small in tap water. You can skip these two chemicals.
Polyvinylxxxx thing is for slime coat if you fish fight and cut and it is very low dose.
So the only thing you really need is sodium thiosulfate.
Does any making your own water conditioner? I have many tanks and it cost too much using comercial water conditioners.
For $6.5 you can get 500g of sodium thiosulfate that can last for 10 years or neutralize about 100,000 gal of tap water.