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Re: tank bred vs. wild (was inbreeding) spawning

Mike, this applies to use of the water softener pillow, but not to the tap 
water purifier, correct? I don't know how the TWP works at all (excuse my 
ignorance), but while I recall the resins can be recharged on the TWP, sodium 
was not part of the recharging solution.


> Remember that using a sodium ion exchange resin will soften the water but 
> will
>  increase the electrical conductivity of the water. More and more aquarists 
> are
>  finding that a low E.C. appears to be more important in successfully 
> breeding
>  softwater fish than hardness alone. By softening your water with pillows 
> have
>  probably lowered the hardness but doubled your conductivity.

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