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On 8/26/2019 at 9:51 PM, hero4u said:

I am using well water to water my plants.  The water i use runs through my softening system.  Will this cause problems or cause access salt to build up?  Thanks

A water softener takes out calcium and replaces it with sodium, yes this can be bad for you plants. There is a different type of softener that you can use, but I don't remember what it is called. I would recommend looking into that or getting an RO system

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2 hours ago, Sparky said:

I have well water which runs through a softener. I use RO filter(very high iron) and add cal mag every watering.  No problems ever. Water softener man told me there is a very small amount of salt added to the water  as a buffer and should be safe for plants. 

It all depends how hard your water is, it works as an exchange between sodium and calcium. My buddy had big issues with his water and took him  a long time to figure out that the softener was the problem.

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