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    In my opinion Purigen is just a better replacement for activated carbon. I have used it and loved the clear water, but I believe all it removes are discoloration, meds, and a few other "cosmetic" things

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    Quote Originally Posted by justyn725 View Post
    I've been having problems with hard water and my aquariums since I moved to my current house about a year ago. I haven't really tried much to stop it but I think it might be something that is stressing out my fish as I've had a hard time keeping them alive while the rest of the water conditions are good.

    Any good ideas? I've heard of R/O units but the price seems a bit extreme. I've heard people mention Ion Exchange Resins but I'm not sure how they work or any details.
    Have you considered mixing RO water with your tap water to lower the TDS count ? Sorry if this was already suggested and I missed it. That might be the easiest way

    Have you measured the TDS in your tap water yet ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by justyn725 View Post
    I looked up Seachem's Purigen and it doesn't say anything about hard water...
    No it won't...but it will help lower TDS. Purigen will help remove organic dissolved solids.

    But since you're problem is hard water, then RO\DI is a solution, albeit an expensive one, and that's why I suggested keeping African Cichlids.
    Last edited by Taurus; 07-01-2013 at 08:55 PM.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    In my opinion Purigen is just a better replacement for activated carbon. I have used it and loved the clear water, but I believe all it removes are discoloration, meds, and a few other "cosmetic" things
    It removes organic dissolved solids and I guess that's not what we're talking about
    When in doubt, do a water change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    No it won't...but it will help lower TDS. Purigen will help remove organic dissolved solids.

    But since you're problem is hard water, then RO\DI is a solution, albeit an expensive one,.
    A halfway decent RO unit costs you about $125. That's not that expensive.

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    If he's at 180 ppm that's about 10 dGH (exact 10 dGH is 179), medium hard - he should be able to keep lots of fish in that water. I adjust my RO/DI water to a dGH of 10, with a pH of 7.3. If that is his true measurement, that's not what's killing his fish.
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    This is from the UK. Extraordinary Peat Balls! You can get it on Ebay. It is amazing! He has great advice and other very helpful info.!

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    I wish you a lot of luck with peat balls in rock hard water.

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