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CompE

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I don't perma-soak my stones, so each time they are soaked and dried they are re-exposed to whatever is in the water.

I have extremely hard city water coming into my house at 22 grains of magnesium and calcium. After a carbon filter and water softener, the water at my sink is full of sodium (and I'm not about to switch to potassium). Then there's the water from my under-sink RO which might be pure enough to dissolve minerals in a stone.

Which water would do the least harm after repeated soaking and drying cycles? Does it even matter?
 

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I use only water imported from japanese springs which only allow female virgins to bathe in. Works okay, not great.
 

JMJones

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Just make sure the water is wet and your stones will be fine.
 

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I worry about the same thing. I've used distilled and pretty hard (and dirty) tap. I can't say I've been able to tell the difference between soaking in differently treated water.
 

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:spitcoffee: Ya know, some things are better left to the imagination....:tmi:
 

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