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API Water Softener Pillow, Size 5

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Description

Help create the ideal home for your freshwater fish with the API Water Softener Pillow. Most people don't think about their drinking water as "hard" or "soft"—but fish do! In fact, the right kind of water is essential to their health and comfort. And different species of fish need different levels. That's because hard water contains a considerable amount of dissolved minerals—like calcium and magnesium—while soft water only contains sodium. Once you know what your fishies need, this water softener from API will help to remove calcium, magnesium and soluble heavy metal and soften your water. The convenient pouch is fully rechargeable and can be used multiple times, too!

Key Benefits
  • Contains resins to remove calcium, magnesium and soluble heavy metal to soften water.
  • Ideal mineral levels are essential to the health and happiness of fish.
  • The convenient pouch is fully rechargeable and can be used multiple times.
  • Does not contain harmful chemicals, making this pouch completely safe for all freshwater fish.
  • Designed for tanks big and small—can be placed in aquariums up to 20 gallons.

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  • Item Number
    94595
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater
Instructions

Rinse pouch under tap water. Place pouch in path of water flow in the aquarium filter. Activity of the pillow lasts 48 hours. After 48 hours, recharging is necessary.

To recharge: Dissolve 3 tablespoon of aquarium salt in 7 oz of tap water. Rinse pouch in tap water, then soak in salt solution for 2 hours. Place back in filter, there is no need to rinse. When not in use, store Water Softer Pillow in recharging solution. Do not let pillow dry out. Replace when Water Softener Pillow ceases to function properly after recharging.

FAQ

Is the API WATER SOFTENER PILLOW rechargeable? How is it recharged?

This API WATER SOFTENER PILLOW can be reused many times before purchase of a new one is necessary. When its effectiveness begins to lessen, dissolve 3 tablespoons of aquarium salt in 7 oz. of tap water. Rinse the pouch in this tap water, then soak it in salt solution for 2 hours. Place back in the filter as is – there is no need to rinse it. When not in use, store the API WATER SOFTENER PILLOW in recharging solution. Do not let it dry out. Replace your API WATER SOFTENER PILLOW when it ceases to function properly after recharging.

Instructions indicate that API WATER SOFTENER PILLOW may be used in aquariums with up to 20 gallons of water. If this is the case, should I use multiple pillows for A 55 gallon tank? And is 1 of these safe for a 5 gallon tank?

API WATER SOFTENER PILLOW will soften water up to 20 gallons. For a 55 gallon tank, you’ll need to use three pillows. One pillow is safe/sufficient for a 5 gallon tank.

How do I know when API WATER SOFTENER PILLOW needs to be replaced?

API WATER SOFTENER PILLOW can be recharged and re-used up to 4 times.

Could I use API WATER SOFTENER PILLOW around the house to create soft water other than in an aquarium?

This water softener has not been tested for that use. It is specifically designed for use in freshwater aquariums.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    NEEDED this and it WORKS!

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    I read about this and tried it....it met my needs and expectations!

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    No measurable change

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    We have very hard water where I live. I was hoping this would make it friendlier for my fish but I didn't see a noticeable drop in the overall hardness. Plus while it is "reusable" you have to recharge it in aquarium salt between uses.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

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    Turned the water yellow and didnt change the hardness at all

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

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    I have a pair of glowfish tetra as a class pet. I noticed that the water was leaving a nasty white residue on my tank. I tested the water and found it to be very hard. After researching it I found that using a water softener pillow was supposed to help. I ordered one to see if it would help. I simply slid the pillow into the filter on my tank and ran the water through that. A few hours later I tested the water again and found the hardness to be much lower. I have only used it that one time so far but l am pleased with the results so far.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Improving harness, but does need recharging

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    This product is doing the trick to soften the water in my aquarium. As instructed, I recharged the pillow using aquarium salt, and it has continued to work for me!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    How odd...

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    These things are super weird, but they seem to (slowly) work. I wish there wasn't so much dead space in the "bag" part of the pillow, since you have to put it directly in water flow. But I DO love that you can use it over and over again with just 2 hours of a salt soak.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked great

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    Our hard gross water made our daughter's fish tank cloudy and gross this worked like a charm

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    wonderful

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    it worked better and faster than I expected. great product, and its rechargeable!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    This product did just want it said and quickly

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    the water softener pillow was easy to use. it reduced the harshness of the aquarium water over night! very impressed with it

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